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Logan County's biggest event of the year is in jeopardy of not happening.

According to Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andi Hake, the up and coming Art and Balloon Festival does not have enough volunteers to happen this year. Hake says the festival needs about 600 volunteers to function properly, and right now they don't have the numbers.

Volunteers are needed for many different jobs. Hake says people can contribute by helping with parking to cooking to registering other volunteers.

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All volunteers get a wrist band for the entire weekend, and shifts are cut up, so they can spend some time with family and friends at the festival as well. At the moment, they are short nearly 200 volunteers for the event to be possible.

The annual Art and Balloon Festival has a number of events which includes live music, carnival rides, BBQ cook off, large kit demonstration and an antique car show. Hake feels there is something for everyone at the event.

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Anyone interested in finding out more about being a volunteer can call the Chamber office at 217-735-2385, or go to the chamber website at www.lincolnillinois.com.

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