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Rising above the crowds below in the Spirit of Walla Walla Midnight Madness hot air balloon, Balloonmeister Jerry Cummins peers over the edge of his basket and waves farewell while heading skyward during Saturday morning’s launch of the 39th Annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. Approximately 25 balloons launched from the Garrison Middle School site for the “Hound and Hare” race to the airport.