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Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Hot air balloons begin to rise at last year's Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. This year's event kicks off Friday, Sept. 25.

Volunteer Ascension and the Ascension Festivals and Cultural Council Inc. are seeking volunteers for the 2015 Ascension Balloon Festival set for Sept. 25-26 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

This year’s festival will feature more than 30 balloons with evening balloon glows, music, carnival rides, fireworks, a children’s village, a car show and food vendors, a news release said.

More than 50,000 people from the region attended last year’s two-day event.

Volunteers may sign up at

Registered volunteers may pick up their packets on the week of the festival at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center business office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each packet includes a name tag, a pass to enter, food tickets, volunteer assignment information and contact numbers at the site.

For information, call Volunteer Ascension at (225) 644-7655 or visit