What's Up Wednesday Oct 26, 2022 #39

What's Up Wednesday Oct 26, 2022 #39

Ken Tuley ·

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the pilot jackets are now available and a VERY special item for What's Up Wednesday readers, so let's get started.

Before we get to the good stuff, we want to take a moment and thank you for your support during Balloon Fiesta and in these days following. Your patience as we continue to work thru an overwhelming volume of orders has been appreciated. We are catching up and are already talking about how to handle the crush next year. You will want to browse the entire store as we have completed our inventory and have made some things available that weren't, and unfortunately removed some things that were just so popular they are sold out. And before you ask, we will not be re-ordering any more 50th anniversary merchandise. In fact, we already have artwork in the works for next year.

One item we did have to reorder was the Retro Tee. It's back in limited quantities for both long and short sleeves. If you missed it during Balloon Fiesta, go grab one now.

Speaking of retro, have you seen the 2022 Official Event Program. At 280 pages and nearly 2 pounds, this program is literally a book of Balloon Fiesta History. There are still some available, so drop one in your cart for each of the history buffs you know.

You probably know that we outfit our pilots in jackets every year and in order to accommodate their range of sizes, we order extras. Those extras are now in stock and available for you to purchase. These 3 in 1 jackets allow you to wear the inner fleece, the outer shell, or for those really cold days, put them together and flip up that detachable hood. The inner fleece has the 50th logo, the back of the outer shell has a larger 50th logo with the years 1972- 2022. The eggplant color allows the 50th gold to pop off the jacket. Not all sizes are available and many have limited quantities. 

The same goes for our Navigators. We outfit our 1200 Volunteers in a jacket as well and those extras are also now available. They are a parka style jacket in gray and black. They have the same great 50th logo on the back and the Navigator Sponsored By logo on the left sleeve.

And now for our loyal What's Up Wednesday readers. Next Monday is Halloween and we will be sending you a special treat. So open your email early on Monday to collect this holiday treat. The trick is that this treat is only good on Halloween.  Again it will be in your email Monday morning.

Again, thanks for your support of Balloon Fiesta. We'll see you on Monday.