Roselawn Elementary School students wave goodbye as Bill Glen, a retired schoolteacher from Roswell, takes flight in his hot air balloon, Skittles, this morning. Hot air balloon pilots took off from many of the Artesia Public Schools to officially kick off the 2012 Balloons and Bluegrass Festival in Artesia. Rob Larson – Daily Press

Roselawn Elementary School students wave goodbye as Bill Glen, a retired schoolteacher from Roswell, takes flight in his hot air balloon, Skittles, this morning. Hot air balloon pilots took off from many of the Artesia Public Schools to officially kick off the 2012 Balloons and Bluegrass Festival in Artesia.
Rob Larson – Daily Press

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Roselawn Elementary School students wave goodbye as Bill Glen, a retired schoolteacher from Roswell, takes flight in his hot air balloon, Skittles, this morning. Hot air balloon pilots took off from many of the Artesia Public Schools to officially kick off the 2012 Balloons and Bluegrass Festival in Artesia.
Rob Larson – Daily Press