GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- As the sun set Sunday night, it marked the conclusion of a big weekend in the quiet community of Shady Grove, Pa.
For three days, spectators poured into Green Grove Gardens on Pa. 16 for the facility's inaugural hot air balloon festival. Vehicles lined the center's long driveway as visitors waited to gain entrance around launch times.
Keith McCleaf, operations manager of Green Grove Gardens, was happy but tired as the festival drew to a close.
"The event we feel was very successful," McCleaf said.
Factors, like the financial bottom line, will determine whether Green Grove Gardens hosts another hot air balloon festival, but McCleaf said he definitely wants to continue holding "fun, family-filled" events.
On Sunday afternoon, children ran through inflatable games, rode in a barrel train and had their faces painted, while adults purchased food and wares from vendors. There was even a booth where you could get your teeth whitened.