Balloon Ascension in Cullom, IL

If anyone wants to see a grand thing happen in Livingston County, one may wait until August on a Thursday.  Then stand and see it happen!  Up, up and away!  The balloonist goes, of course, and they do take a citizen with them.  The people who go up, must come down.  One of the balloonists parachutes down.  Everyone “tears out of town” to see where it will land. Rural USA? Definitely!  Most every year, someone goes up.  They can offer to go up, or they may be a very special, chosen citizen.  This Ascension started in 1898 with a smoke balloon where they built a fire and bumped it up.  Exciting!  Cullom can assume that it has kept up this tradition this long.  Keep it UP!!


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