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A New Location!

posted Jun 24, 2018, 2:15 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 24, 2018, 2:50 PM ]


For Immediate Release
Krista Mellen

Phone:  785-233-6655 ext. 232                       

Annual Huff ‘n Puff to Take Place at Mount Hope Cemetery
The 43rd Annual Balloon Rally is Moving to a New Location

Topeka, Kan. (June 22, 2018) – Mount Hope Cemetery, Funeral Chapel & Reception Center, located at 4700 SW 17th Street in Topeka, is proud to be the new site for the Great Plains Balloon Club’s 43rd annual Huff ‘n Puff balloon rally.

The 2018 event will begin Friday, September 7 and run through Sunday, September 9.

The balloon rally is a family-friendly community event that is free and open to the public. All activities will take place in the 80-acre field on the north side of Mount Hope cemetery.

There will be parking on site, nearest Huntoon & Fairlawn. Great Plains Balloon Club is working with local officials to determine where entry and exit points will be located off of Fairlawn Road and/or Huntoon Street. There will be no access to the Huff ‘n Puff from the 17th Street side of the cemetery. Attendants will be stationed at the cemetery’s main entrance on 17th Street to allow individuals and families through to visit their loved ones at the cemetery.

The Great Plains Balloon Club of Topeka, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the art, science, and sport of hot air ballooning in the city of Topeka and the state of Kansas. Safety, courtesy, and fraternity are among the club's highest goals. For more information about Huff ‘n Puff, go to

Mount Hope Cemetery, Funeral Chapel and Reception Center is owned and operated by Ren and Theresa Newcomer, who are committed to the well-being of our community by providing compassionate cemetery and funeral care at a price everyone can afford. For more information about Mount Hope, go to