Flying high in Fitzgerald
The Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Chamber of Commerce and the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Arts Council, along with five to six other organizations came together this weekend for an annual community festival.
The Harmony Jubilee took place in Fitzgerald and offered festival-goers an artisan's market, a kid's zone, tons of food, pumpkin tossing and live music. The highlight of this jubilee though was the hot air balloon festival.
The purpose of this event is to give back to the local community.
Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Christi Schirack, told FOX 31 why and where all the fun started; "We're very proud of our history here in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Of course our whole town was founded on the idea that north and south met and created a colony city that was harmony in the middle of differences, so we're trying to celebrate that, thus the name - Harmony Jubilee."
For the last event of the night all of the balloons were lit.
Sunday is the last day of the Harmony Jubilee but the balloons plan on returning to Southwest Georgia again in the Spring.