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Military Living History event set near Indiana |

Military Living History event set near Indiana

| Saturday, July 19, 2003 12:00 a.m

Weather permitting, hot-air balloon rides will be featured today at Indiana County’s Military Living History Event at Yellow Creek State Park.

Jeanne Gartner, a Pittsburgh native and a 1983 Indiana University of Pennsylvania graduate, will offer tethered balloon rides from 6-8 p.m. for $5 per person at the Lakeview pavilion.

Gartner, of El Paso, Texas, became a certified balloonist in February 1999.

Proceeds will be donated to a local charity after Gartner covers costs.

The balloon will not be at the event in case of inclement weather; a cancellation will be broadcast on local radio stations.

The Living History Event will feature a portrayal of 200 years of military life, including tactical demonstrations, field cooking and entertainment from dawn until dusk on both Saturday and Sunday. An outdoor-style military worship service is planned for 10 a.m. Sunday.

The Indiana Players and other performers will present a mock U.S.O. show from 2-6 p.m. today and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The show will feature music genres such as blues, pop, jazz and traditional American, and actors will present burlesque comedy and vaudeville acts.

The event is free and open to all. The Salvation Army will provide refreshments for donations this afternoon.

Yellow Creek is located off Route 422 in Brush Valley Township.

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