CARROLL — The chance to take part in a fun event, plus help raise funds for a good cause, is coming to Fairfield County next month. The first annual Fairfield County Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place Aug. 5 and 6 at the Fairfield County Airport on Columbus-Lancaster Road near Carroll.
The festival will benefit the Tina Rose B. Herrmann and Kody Alexander Maynard Healing Hearts Memorial Fund, established to assist survivors and families of violent crimes.
Tina and Kody lost their lives to a violent crime in November 2010. Tina’s daughter, Sarah Maynard, survived the ordeal, and her strength and loving spirit were the inspiration behind the memorial fund, so other survivors have the necessary resources to help put their lives back together.