The family-owned company joins Dutchess County in celebrating this annual summer event

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (May 2, 2018) — LCS Facility Group, the region’s most experienced and largest provider of facilities solutions, announced its official sponsorship of one of the Hudson Valley’s signature community events: The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival. This weekend-long festival is scheduled for July 6-8, 2018 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.

Celebrating its 27th year, the Balloon Festival has continued to evolve and attract visitors from across the globe, drawing a crowd of more than 25,000 last summer. Earlier this year, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce announced a partnership with the Dutchess County Fairgrounds, where this year’s festival will be held to accommodate the influx of festival-goers.

A total of 100 balloons will be launched over the course of the three-day festival, including a signature American flag balloon, for which LCS Facility Group employees will be the crew. Piloted by Barry DiLibero, LCS team members will help assist with the launch the incredible “America One & Larry the Phoenix” balloon.

“LCS is honored to be a sponsor of this summer’s Balloon Festival,” said LCS Facility Group Owner Joe Lepore. “It’s become a family tradition for us and we look forward to celebrating an unforgettable weekend of music, fun and, of course, incredible hot-air balloon displays with our valued employees and members of the community.”

The annual three-day festival will include tethered hot-air balloon rides, hayrides, carnival games and more. Food trucks, live music and entertainment, and craft beverage tastings will also be available.

LCS is committed to being a community-minded organization. The company regularly sponsors local events and charity initiatives, including First Friday Poughkeepsie, Family Services, Inc., and the Claudio Cares Foundation, among others.

About LCS

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