By Megan Miller, Editor
TRUSSVILLE — Fifty-two children, ages 4-11 gathered May 31 to participate in their first ever balloon release to kick off their 2016 summer camp program.
Helium-filled balloons in hand, the children gathered at 9:15 a.m. at Pump It Up in Trussville, to release the balloons with notes attached, asking that whoever find the balloon contact the camp by phone, mail or email, to let them know just how far the balloon flew.
“We fell this is a great way to teach young minds about geography,” said Suzie Morey, PIU summer camp director. “We also enjoy watching how excited our campers and staff get when hearing the reports of how far in distance the balloons had traveled.”
So far, the camp has had a report that one balloon flew two miles away, near the Pilgrims Rest subdivision in Trussville. The children and staff are anxious to hear more reports of where the balloons will land as the weeks progress