FLOWERY BRANCH - The Harvest Balloon Festival is returning to Sterling on the Lake's Village Green in Flowery Branch next month.<br />
Visitors and residents alike are invited to the fourth annual event on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 8 p.m. The fall festival will include balloon rides and other family-friendly activities, with event proceeds benifiting two local charities.<br />
Admission is free and parking is $5 per car. Sterling's Village Green is located at 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch. For a complete schedule and directions, visit www.harvestballoonfestival.com or call (678) 960-0232.
Hall County commissioners plan to give final approval Thursday evening to a couple of items whose time has come: sidewalks along half-a-mile of Floyd Road and an updated Comprehensive Plan for Hall County to state officials in Atlanta.