Art and balloons ....

It should be a beautiful weekend in Mancos!

Itís always a lovely sight when the colorful balloons gracefully fly above Mancos in the mornings. Be sure and catch them on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings!

You can purchase a balloon ride, or a tethered ride, from one of the pilots, too. Itís a unique way to see the valley!

On Friday night, in Boyle Park, the pilots will be inflating their balloons after dark to show the decorative designs on their balloons. Feel the heat of the burners that are used for them and see the specially shaped balloons.

On Saturday, Grand Avenue will be closed most of the day to traffic, allowing art vendors to show us what they have to offer. The galleries will be open, too, for visitors and residents to browse through.

Letís MOB Fahrenheit on Saturday, as part of our Cash Mob for Mancos!

Then, Saturday evening is a lively dance with silent auction and entertainment at the Mancos Valley Hardward Store. You can get tickets by calling the visitors center or the Bauer House.

Jeanne Archambeault

Mancos Times editor