A Mardi Gras-themed networking event earlier this week helped launch the poster and T-shirt design for this year’s Walla Walla Balloon Stampede.
During a Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Tuesday, the official design for the 2013 Balloon Stampede was presented.
Christina Kennell created the winning design for this year’s theme “Fly Me to the Moon.” The graphic features a young girl piloted in a hot air balloon through the clouds reaching toward the moon.
The May stampede is presented by Gesa Credit Union as the main sponsor.
More than 200 business professionals gathered for the unveiling Tuesday. The event featured a few words from Chamber Chief Executive Officer David Woolson and Gesa CEO Christina Lethlean.