Dave Hagan
Hot, ham and a breeze

The Marion County Country Ham Days Festival introduced a number of new events this year, but it was the hot air balloons that stole the show.
Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Greg Gribbins said the entire weekend was a success.
“We were very well pleased with everything,” he said. “It all fell into place. We’re happy with the new areas and the new events we added.”
As for the balloons, he was pleased with the community turnout.