• Welcome to the Web Site of the VFRS Hot Air Balloon Club!

    August 20, 2017

    Check back here for information about the 2018 ST. PATRICK’S DAY HOT AIR BALLOON RALLYE !!!

    With many, many thanks to the managers and staff of the City of Belen and the officers and members of the Valencia Flying and Retrieval Society, the 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hot Air Balloon Rallye was a great success. Weather was wonderful and we were able to fly all 3 days of the Rallye this year!

    Returning for another appearance is our mascot Special Shape “Paddy The Shamrock.”

    "Paddy"

    “Paddy”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    VFRS accepts memberships from balloon pilots, crew members, and anyone who is interested in the family sport of hot air ballooning. Annual membership fee for an individual is still only $15, and is a mere $25 for an entire family. Attend one of our meetings and join.

    Oh, before I forget! If you have photos of past St. Patrick’s Day Rallyes please send them via email to: vfrswebmaster505@gmail.com so our event photo galleries can be updated. Please include the name of the photographer so proper credit may be given. Thanks!

    This event doesn’t happen without serious help from sponsors.  We thank everyone who have given money and goods as well as those who volunteer their time to this incredible community service event!  Please thank them by clicking through to their web site, patronizing their businesses, or calling them to thank them for their support!  Scroll Down to see them all because some don’t have web sites.

    First and foremost goes our gratitude to the City of Belen Parks & Recreation Department for hosting this fabulous event on their fields.  Equal gratitude goes to the City of Belen Library and Harvey House Museum for enthusiastic support and guidance, along with the City of Belen Department of Economic Development and the City Administration, and the Director and members of the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce.  THANK YOU !!

    Please support the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce with your membership, participation, and donations:  www.belenchamber.com

    For more information or if you have any questions, please email

    VFRSWebmaster505@gmail.com or contact VFRS Member Cheryl Ryder @ 505-350-7205

    COME JOIN US FOR 2018 HOT AIR BALLOON FUN !

    continue reading