Wheat Belt Public Power District and
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives Hot Air Balloon
On June 5, 2021, the Touchstone Energy hot air balloon and experienced pilot will make a special appearance at Wheat Belt’s 75th Anniversary Celebration & Customer Appreciation in Sidney.
From 6:00 – 9:00 AM, the hot air balloon will be available for tethered rides (weather permitting) and photos. Wheat Belt invites all our customers to our headquarters at 11306 Road 32, to take part in the fun.
Mark Sullivan, Albuquerque, NM, will be on hand to answer questions and help with the event. Competitor & event organizer in both hot air and gas balloons, he earned his commercial hot air balloon license in 1983 and his gas rating in 1985 and has 3,100 hours. Please visit cbaballoon.com/hot-air-balloon-program to read more about Mark and the professional flight team.
The Touchstone Energy Hot Air Balloon Program is the second longest tenured corporate balloon program in the country. The balloon program has been involved in over 650 balloon events, festivals and annual meetings. Since 1999, the hot air balloon program has demonstrated its commitment to community by giving more than $320,000 back to local communities in philanthropic donations.
Our open house style celebration includes breakfast from 7-10 AM, booths, displays and demonstrations. Our partner, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, will be here offering an Electric Vehicle Experience. Bring the kids to jump in our bounce house, we’ll also have face painting (9-11 AM) by students from Sidney High School Art Club and cotton candy.