SAB to Host Hot Air Balloon Rides

The Student Activities Board will host tethered hot air balloon rides from 6-9 p.m., tentatively planned for Oct. 17, as part of Truman’s homecoming week.

Because the event will take place outside, the date is subject to change due to weather. SAB and the hot air balloon company will review the weather forecast prior to the event to schedule it for the best day.

The event will take place at the corner of LaHarpe and Franklin streets, just south of the Truman baseball field. Parking will not be allowed on the streets, but is available south of Campbell Apartments, located off south Florence Street.

Rides will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is a possibility that not all will be able to ride. Tickets will be available at the event and are free for students with a Truman ID and $5 for general admission.

Non-Truman students must be 18 years or older to ride, and waivers will be provided at the event. The hot air balloon has the ability to ascend anywhere from 30-130 feet and hold three to six passengers at a time.

For questions, contact the special events committee at or call 660.785.4722. For more information, visit, follow SAB on Twitter at @TrumanSAB or search “Truman SAB” on Facebook.
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