Balloon Council to launch Education Action Day and Campaign on May 30 at the California State Capitol

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

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Editor’s note:  The Balloon Council will release a statement during the event related to the proposed bill AB1091. In short, this proposal clarifies the current California law, making it clear that releasing foil balloons is a ticket-able infraction.

All media are invited to attend the event.  If you would like additional information please contact:  
Prior to event: Stacey Ehling,, cell: 609-408-2461
Event day: Jeff Coleman,, cell:  717-574-7043

What: The Balloon Council, a national organization of responsible retailers, distributors, and manufacturers of balloons, will hold an Education Action Day event and press availability on the grounds of the California State Capital Building. The event will kick-off the “Meet Faraday” Smart Balloon Practices public education campaign. Faraday, a life-sized costumed mascot, will be introduced as the organization’s SpokesBalloon— accompanied by dozens of local California retailers representing balloon and party stores to promote the use of Smart Balloon Practice. “Faraday” will be available for photographs with legislators and the public.

Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: California State Capitol Grounds (Area 22), 1315 10th St, Sacramento, CA, 95814

Background: This event is the first stop in a multi-state educational tour focused on teaching the wonders of balloons and the proper handling of them.  The Smart Balloon Practices “Meet Faraday” campaign focuses on providing simple steps to help mitigate issues that threaten to impact the use and enjoyment of balloons in California and across the country.

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