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    Neon Dreamz pilot Patrick Grogan of North Carolina fires up his balloon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Jason Boucher, pilot of Serendipity puts the crown in place as it inflates at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Jason Boucher, pilot of Serendipity inflates his balloon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Felicia Osmond, of Bowdoin, points to a balloon inflating to her children Cameron, left and Grace as they arrive for Saturday morning's launch at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston during the 27th annual Great Falls Balloon Festival. Her cousin, Kim Hinson, of Auburn joined them but were disappointed when it started to rain and the launch was cancelled.

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    Orson Hanks, 3, gets a ride on his father Chris' shoulders as they walk around the balloon festival Saturday morning hoping to watch the balloons launch.

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    Jason Boucher, pilot of Serendipity inflates his balloon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Jason Boucher, pilot of Serendipity inflates his balloon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    A crew member for Serendipity puts the crown in place as it inflates at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Blake Levesque, of Greene, gets excited as his mother Teri pours syrup on his panckaes at the Great Falls Balloon Festival Saturday morning.

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    When members of the newly formed balloon committee needed to find volunteers to cook at this year's pancake breakfast they turned to the Grant family from Grant's Bakery in Lewiston where Rick, middle in brown shirt, and his 3 brothers and their wives agreed to volunteer to do the cooking this weekend.

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    When members of the newly formed balloon committee needed to find volunteers to cook at this year's pancake breakfast they turned to the Grant family from Grant's Bakery in Lewiston where Rick Grant, right, and his 3 brothers and their wives agreed to volunteer to do the cooking.

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    Mia Renaud, 7, of Lewiston, looks for the blueberries as she cuts into her pancakes Saturday morning at the balloon festival.

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    Nick Bouyea, of Lewiston, a crew member for the balloon Neon Dreamz holds onto the crown lines as it deflates at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Neon Dreamz pilot Patrick Grogan of North Carolina fires up his balloon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Neon Dreamz pilot Patrick Grogan of North Carolina fires up his balloon at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Alice McCue, 8, of Lewiston, checks out the Smokey Bear display while being pulled around by her grandfather after the morning launch was cancelled.

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    Nick Bouyea, of Lewiston, a crew member for the balloon Neon Dreamz puts the crown in place as it inflates at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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    Nick Bouyea, of Lewiston, a crew member for the balloon Neon Dreamz holds onto the crown lines as it deflates at Simard-Payne Memorial Park in Lewiston Saturday morning during the Great Falls Balloon Festival. Two balloons inflated but were taken down quickly as a light rain grounded the 3rd scheduled launch in a row at the start of the 2019 festival that continues through Sunday with morning and evening launches at 6:00.

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