WARREN, NJ - This year’s QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning will feature exciting family activities, including the new JCP&L interactive photo booth, where attendees can commemorate the event and “share the energy” of the festival with others. 

The festival takes place July 24-26, 2015, at the Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J.  The festival will feature two ascensions of up to 100 hot air balloons each day, along with music and family entertainment, crafters and vendors, fireworks and more. 

Attendees who use JCPL’s photo booth can snap a fun photo with family and friends using the simple, interactive kiosk, with the option to wear utility lineman-themed props, such as hard hats, safety gloves and tool belts.  Participants will receive a complimentary printed copy of the photo to take home.  To share the fun with others, they will also have the opportunity to post the photo on their Facebook or Twitter profiles, or send the photo via email or text message. 

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The JCP&L tent and photo booth will be located near the main entrance of the festival, just outside the JCP&L Family Fun Center.  Information and giveaways will also be available at the JCP&L tent.

JCP&L is also the title sponsor of the festival’s Family Fun Center, which will feature child-friendly stage performances, including jugglers, musical acts and more.  The highlight this year is Jennifer “The Cannon Lady” Smith, who conducts death-defying aerial acts.

Festival hours are Friday, July 24, 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 25, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 26, 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  For additional event information, entertainment schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.balloonfestival.com.

 JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE).  JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.  Connect with JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JCPandL, or online at www.jcp-l.com.