Environmental concerns arise over balloon launch

Event to feature paper instead of latex balloons

PIQUA — Brookdale Piqua would like to thank a group of concerned residents who reached out concerning the potential harm to local wildlife caused by releasing a large number of balloons into the air, as was planned during Brookdale’s balloon launch on Friday, Aug. 19.

After becoming aware of this, the fundraiser will be modified. It will still be held at 2 p.m. Friday, but instead of releasing latex balloons into the air, participants will be able to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association and write a message of honor or support on a paper balloon that will be displayed in the community.

The event also will include refreshments, and the Alzheimer’s Association will be on hand to help educate people about the effects of this disease.

If you would like to make a donation via the internet, there is a link available at www.facebook.com/BrookdalePiqua.

Event to feature paper instead of latex balloons