BLYTHE, Calif. - As an appreciation to the readers, Palo Verde Valley Times in conjunction with Blythe RE/MAX, is giving away a hot air balloon ride for two March 21.
The contest also serves to promote this year's "Up, Up and Away" themed Colorado River Fair that opens March 20 and runs through March 23 at the Colorado River Fairgrounds.
Piloted by Roger Barker, who has 30 years of experience flying hot air balloons, will take the winner plus one on an approximate hour-long ride over the valley. The hot air balloon will launch at sunrise Saturday, March 22 or as weather permits.
No purchase is necessary to enter and entry forms are available at Palo Verde Valley Times office, in this edition of the Times, and at Blythe Chamber of Commerce. Anyone who enters the contest must be at least 18 years of age and all entries must be in the Palo Verde Valley Times office, 153 S. Broadway, no later than 5 p.m., March 20. A winner will be selected at 12 p.m., March 21 at the Palo Verde Valley Times office.
Colorado River Fair pre-sale ride tickets are available at Blythe Chamber of Commerce, Blythe Police Department, from any Blythe Police Activities League (PAL) member, Palo Verde Valley Times, and the fairgrounds office. Pre-sale ride tickets are $20 until 9 p.m. March 19. On March 20 (opening day) tickets go up to $28.
For more information about the "Win a Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two" contest, stop in at Palo Verde Valley Times, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m.-5 pm. For fair questions call 760-922-FAIR (3247).