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4th graders named festival ambassadors

VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) -- A Westville 4th grade class has been chosen as student ambassadors for the 2018 Balloons Over Vermilion Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Shelly Jenkins' students at Judith Giacoma Elementary School accepted the honor after being told there was fun homework involved, including brainstorming what will maximize fun in the Kids Zone.

The 3rd annual event is scheduled for the weekend of July 13 - 14, at Vermilion Regional Airport, in Danville.

The festival provides all sorts of entertainment including mass ascents of hot air balloons, nightly balloon glows, the Kids Zone, Balloon School, live music, sand volleyball tournaments and tethered balloon rides.

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