Soaring spirits fill the sky

Balloon Quest 2001 has taken flight at Scotland Meadows Park, off U.S. 224 in Union Township, Pa. Above, Legal Eagle, left, a hot air balloon, waits its turn to take off while other balloons take to the sky. At left, Tom Schlosser, 16, of Saegertown, Pa., holds the opening of the balloon Day Dreamer as it is filled with air. Below, Don Sokoloski of Youngstown holds down a balloon while it is prepared for flight. The event, which features balloon rides and other entertainment, opened Friday and runs through this evening. It concludes with a performance by the Shakico Cowboys Show Band from 7 to 11 p.m.

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