Volunteers wanted for Parade of Big Balloons

The parade is Friday, November 25.

Parade of Big Balloons 2015. Courtesy of the Spirit of Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Volunteers are needed to wrangle the balloons in the Parade of the Big Balloons on Friday, November 25.

More than 200 balloon wranglers and 40 banner carriers are being requested to volunteer. All volunteers will receive a limited-edition knit hat with the event logo embroidered on it.

Balloon wranglers must be at least 16-years-old and weigh a minimum of 90 pounds. Volunteers must be available from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. on the day of the parade.

Banner carriers must be at least 10-years-old and be available from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. on the day of the parade.

The parade is sponsored by Tower Square and will go down Main Street.

Groups and individuals interested in being a part of the holiday tradition are encouraged to contact the Spirit of Springfield at (416)-733-3800, email them at staff@spriritofspringfield.org or register online here.