11/26/13 Recently the Marshall County Hot Air Affair, the non-profit group that presents the Hot Air Balloon show during the Marshall County Blueberry Festival donated to several local organizations.
Billie Treber Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County accepted the donation. The donation will help proved the Connect Program to kids at the club. The Connect Program focuses on educating kids about bullying.
Jan Houin from Operation Quiet Comfort accepted a donation from the Hot Air Affair. Houin said the donation will assist with postage to either send the 800 holiday stocking to wounded troops and the medical staff that serve them or for their regular monthly shipments which typically cost about $3,000. Operation Quite Comfort survives strictly on donations and volunteers.
The final donation went to the Marshall County Humane Society. Susan Wagoner, board member from the Human Society said the donation will be put toward the Puppy Playtime Pen. The shelter will build a large fenced in area where dogs can play and become better socialized. The fence will be 6 foot high and will allow staff to exercise the dogs safely.
Jim Kunze and Bill Walters from Marshall County Hot Air Affair presented the checks.