Ready to fly

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 14, 1999

Michael Marsaw raises scaffolding for the music stage at the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race Festival site at Fort Rosalie on Thursday. Home Team Productions of New Orleans began building the staging on Wednesday and will finish in time for the festival. Other companies have been setting up tents, rides, and games for the weekend of fun, which kicks off tonight with the balloon glow.

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