Cascade of Colors Forced to Work Around Weather

Cascade of Colors Forced to Work Around Weather
By: Carly O'Keefe

CARBONDALE, Ill. - Some much needed rain grounded a few weekend activities. 
Twenty-two hot air balloons came from all over the Heartland and as far away as Texas and Arizona to compete in Cascade of Colors event.  Unfortunately, they were forced to spend much of their time on the ground.  Weather forced organizers to cancel a competitive balloon flight Friday night and there was another weather delay Saturday morning.
"We're thrilled the area's getting the rain it needs just wish it hadn't happened this weekend," said Jetta Schantz, hat air ballonist and Cascade of Colors organizer. "But that's how it goes, the weather's the weather, and you just have to deal with it and work around it."
Balloons were able to soar above Carbondale Saturday morning and Saturday evening, offering folks in southern Illinois a breathtaking show.