What's Up Wednesday February 1, 2023 #53

What's Up Wednesday February 1, 2023 #53

Ken Tuley ·

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a milestone for What's Up Wednesday, ways for you to get involved in Balloon Fiesta and a new look at a product you may have missed. 

The first What's New Wednesday was published/Emailed on February 2, 2022. It featured the 2022 Official Balloon Fiesta Calendar. Only a couple of hundred of you were subscribed to that first edition. A couple of weeks later we changed the title to What's Up Wednesday in order to be able to tell you about more than just the new stuff. You might not know that all of the What's Up Wednesdays are still available for reading on our store site. Scroll to the bottom of the page and do a little binge reading. Thank you so much for reading and buying.

Before we get to today's product, we wanted to tell you about how you can get personally involved in Balloon Fiesta in 2023. Starting today, applications are open for Navigators (volunteers), Zebras (launch directors), Concession operators (vendors) and Artisans (for the Artisans at Balloon Fiesta tent). You can find links to all these groups by heading to BalloonFiesta.com, look under the Behind the Scenes tab for the group you are interested in and complete your application. Deadlines vary by group, but the sooner you apply, the better chance you'll have of getting accepted. Thanks in advance for being a part of the team!

Now for a product we originally told you about on What's Up Wednesday #18 June 1, 2022. It's a great interactive children's book called Albuquerque Gerdy. Written and illustrated by Santa Fe resident Sandi Wright, Albuquerque Gerdy is one in a series of "Books that come to Life". Using a mobile device, the pictures in the book turn in videos of the characters or the places described in the stories. This charming story celebrates discovery, exploration and imagination as Gerdy finds a treasure map and ventures on a quest to find the riches. Discover with Gerdy some of the fascinating places, including Balloon Fiesta, she finds on her journey.