Celebrating 30 years of Balloons Over Letchworth

Photo Credit: Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism

The Friends Group would like to congratulate Sean Quigley on 30 years of ballooning from Letchworth State Park.  As one of the founding Friends members, Sean’s passion for this park, it’s history and future are paramount. The unique relationship Balloons Over Letchworth has with the park, helps make Letchworth a destination favorite for thousands each year.  

Sean had graciously offered to donate tethered balloon rides as a fund raiser for the Friends to celebrate. Unfortunately, a thunder head formed last minute halting those plans. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket and opted to donate the cost to the Friends Group without a launch. Sean is also the catalyst behind our largest fundraiser each year, the Red, White, & Balloon Festival which invites balloon pilots and passengers to experience the unique opportunity of flying in the gorge.  Cannot wait until then? You can always book a flight with the Balloons Over Letchworth.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was also performed by Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism to honor 30 years of piloting balloons from the picturesque middle falls.  The photo opportunity included members of Sean’s flight crew, Friends of Letchworth State Park as well as Park Management. 

Congratulations Sean, we wish you many more years!

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Tompkins Bank of Castile’s Community Minute Challenge
Friends of Letchworth State Park is in the running to win $2,500.  Help us keep the beauty and history of our great park alive, Vote! Check out our video below to learn more about what we do with funds awarded to our organization. 

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Voting ends on August 7 at 8:00pm.

Teddy Bear Picnic – July 15th, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The Teddy Bear Picnic sponsored by The Friends of Letchworth State Park is coming soon! The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday July 15 at the Trailside Lodge inside the park. Activities are designed for families with young children but people of all ages are welcome.

With financial support from the Arts Council of Wyoming County, the Varysburg Lions Club and the Men and Women of the Royal Order of the Moose, Warsaw, NY, there will be lots of things to do. Native American storyteller Perry Ground, musician Allen Hopkins and Mr. Scribbles will be joining the fun.
There will be face painting, crafts, games, an educational presentation on bears and a storybook-themed hike through the woods.

Parents please bring your children and a stuffed animal friend along with a picnic lunch. Parents need to stay with their children throughout the afternoon.