Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival Carnival Ride Specials Offered

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

GONZALES – Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced this week special rates will be offered for carnival rides during the 2014 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival on Sept. 26 and 27 at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

Martin McConnell, chairman of the festival committee, said the carnival company, Mitchell Brothers will offer an all Friday and Saturday special ride pass for $55. This pass is now on sale and must be pre-purchased by Friday, Sept. 26 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center business office.

The purchased pass will be in the form of a ticket that must be redeemed at the carnival ticket booth. Riders will be given a bracelet at that time.

The carnival company is also offering a special time-frame rate of $25 on Friday from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. The $25 rate will also be offered on Saturday from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., and then another $25 rate will be offered from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. Riders may purchase the time-frame rate tickets at the carnival ride ticket booth.

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