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5th Annual MidFirst Ohio Challenge
Friday, March 23, 2007 2:31:02 PM - Monroe Ohio


It’s not just hot air!





5th Annual MidFirst Ohio Challenge

Hot Air Balloon Competition-Skydiving-Balloon Glows-Skydiving Fireworks-5K Run-Car Show-Arts & Crafts-Free Concerts-Food-Carnival-Leaps of Learning Children’s Discovery Center



Friday, July 20 – 4 to 10:30 pm

Saturday, July 21 – Noon to 10:30 pm

Sunday, July 22 – Noon to 7 pm

Grounds are open for early morning flight viewing.

Balloon Flights: 

30 competition balloons, Fred B Rabbit and Rocket special shape balloons. Weather permitting, early morning and early evening flights. Friday & Saturday balloon glows.


Team Fastrax Pro Skydiving Tour presents skydiving demonstrations and introduces the Midwest to competition skydiving. Sunday - water landings. Skydiver fireworks after the balloon glows on Friday and Saturday nights.


Learn this new hi-tech treasure hunt game

2nd Annual Car Show:

Sunday Classic Car Show – Open to all vehicles

2nd Annual 5K Run:

The best regional runners go head to head on Saturday morning.

Arts & Crafts:

The finest of Midwestern artisans bring their works to MidFirst Ohio Challenge.


Smith Park, downtown Middletown, Ohio. Exit I-75 at SR 122  (Exit 32) and follow the signs. Middletown is mid-way between Dayton and Cincinnati, just off I-75 with easy access to many area attractions.


$1 Adult Walk-in Admission, Children 12 and under FREE –OR-  $5 per vehicle on-site parking (FREE admission for occupants of vehicles).   



Primary  –

MidFirst Credit Union

Platinum + –

Middletown Community Foundation


Middletown Journal – Official Information Source

The Rebel/105.9 fm – Official Radio Station

The Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe & Trenton

Middletown Convention & Visitor Bureau/

City of Middletown


JP Morgan Chase/Barnitz Fund


The Manchester Inn



Bern’s Garden Center


A combined, public/private project, the MidFirst Ohio

Challenge brings together government, business, non-profit groups and individuals working together for the good of the total community.

Executive Committee:           

Chair – Rodney Hale, Johnson Controls

Treasurer/2003 Chair - David Pearce, Chase Commercial Bank

Balloon  Pilot - Dr. Mark Frazer, Summit Family Physicians

Balloon Pilot -  James Wannemacher, Triple J Investments

Team Fastrax Skydiver – David Hart, Jump Institute

City of Middletown – Ginger Smith, Public Works Director

Event Planner- Peggy Ketron

Publicist - Ann Mort


Ann Mort-513-649-4506,  513-705-1770  -

1500 Central Avenue

Middletown, OH 45044

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