Bibb City celebrates with hot-air balloon rides April 16

Hot-air balloon rides over the ruins of the big mill that burned in Bibb City last October will be $25 a passenger during the Historic Columbus Foundation's "Celebrate Columbus: The Past, Present and Future of Bibb City," April 16 at the 3715 First Avenue RiverMill Event Centre.

The balloon rides will be offered 5-7 p.m. The event in RiverMill begins at 6:30 p.m. with a program at 7:30. The cost for that is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Casual attire is recommended for this occasion. Tickets are available at the Rankin House, the RiverMill Cafe, the Sample Shop, Schomburg's, the Galleria Riverside and Ann's Porch.

This celebration commemorates the history of Bibb City, honors the firefighters who fought the mill blaze, and presents future plans for the site.

Proceeds from the event go to the Historic Columbus Foundation.