Quincy University will once again light up Friars’ Field (20th and College) with ten hot air balloons on Thursday, September 20. This free family friendly event will start at 6:00 pm. The Homecoming parade will begin at 6:30 pm at 18th & Lind and will travel south on 18th Street to Oak, east on Oak to 20th and north on 20th to Friars’ Field. A pep rally will follow. The balloons will light up afterwards from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (weather depending). Food and beverages will be available for purchase from various vendors from 6-9 pm. There will also be bounce houses and kid’s activities available.

On Friday, September 21 at daybreak the balloons will take off from Friars’ Field, weather permitting. Blessing Health System is this year’s major event sponsor. Other sponsors include Adams Fiber, Ferrellgas, Holiday Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Just Jump Quincy, Mobile Entertainer, Refreshment Services Pepsi, WGEM and Y101 Radio.

For questions, contact the Community Relations Office at 217-228-5275.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.