Kinsmen Club steps up for Lift-Off again

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Some of the more colourful balloons at Lift-Off last summer.

The Kinsmen Club of Cornwall has been named the title sponsor for a popular summertime hot-air balloon festival.

Cornwall Lift-Off announced Wednesday the local service club will anchor the sponsorship package for the 10th year in a row.

“We have had a great relationship with the Kinsmen Club of Cornwall and are very pleased to have their continued support,” said Lift-Off co-chair Jason Jesmer.

His counterpart at the board table was equally pleased.

“The 16-member board has been working behind the scenes since October to shape the event,” said Mary Marleau. “We are always looking for active members of the community to help the event get off the ground.”

Lift-Off fundraising chair Brian Mulligan said purchasing tickets for the upcoming “Ultimate Valentine’s Day Package” will allow people to experience riding in a hot air balloon. Included in the package, a Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off balloon ride for two with champagne.

Two weekend passes to Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-off. An overnight stay in a luxury suite courtesy of the Best Western Parkway Inn. $100 gift certificate towards any spa treatment from Making Waves, $100 diamond necklace from Pommier Jewellers, and $50 gift certificate from Kelsey’s.

Tickets are $4 each or 3 for $10 by purchasing them at Making Waves on Pitt and Computer Sense on Montreal Rd. or Feb 9 and 10th at Cornwall Square. Draw date Feb 12 2013. For more information and a list of the Board Of Directors , visit

Organizations: Kinsmen Club of Cornwall, Best Western Parkway Inn

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