News from the Balloon Fiesta Newsletter

Jul 23, 2012

Inside The Basket: Tom Christopher

A Balloon Fiesta Zebra, Tom Christopher, gives us an inside look at working with balloons here.

How long have you been a volunteer with Balloon Fiesta?
Since 1975

How long have you been a Zebra? Since around 1985

What does a Zebra do at Balloon Fiesta? We’re launch directors, so we take care of launching the balloons safely. We’re called zebras because we dress in uniforms like referees.

What’s your favorite part about being a Zebra? I like seeing everyone’s faces, children and adults, and how happy they are. No matter how old you are, your eyes light up at how amazing Balloon Fiesta is.

What’s one reason why people should go to Balloon Fiesta? To experience the joy of being a child again.