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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    A crew member stands in the early morning drizzle at the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Hot air balloon crewman, Russ Kraus and his parrot, Smokie, take cover under an umbrella at the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Balloon crew members head to their vehicles at the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    From left, Lacey and Michael Graham and their cousin Zeth Leone sip hot chocolate to ward off the morning chill at the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Balloon enthusiasts camp out in the field the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Balloon crew members gather at the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Umbrellas are used to keep off the drizzle at the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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    TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
    Festival-goers take in the atmosphere at the Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville Saturday, October 19, 2013. Morning rain and fog forced organizers to cancel the early morning balloon launch. More than 50 balloons were scheduled to fly for the festival's 40th anniversary. The event continues at the Statesville Regional Airport Sunday with balloon launches scheduled between 8 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 5 p.m., weather permitting. TODD SUMLIN - tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
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