Oct.1-6 was national balloon week, so Stratford Nursing and Rehab center decided to do a balloon launch. Last week, the staff and residents released 60 balloons into the sky. The balloons there carrying a note that explained the activity and asked for a reply if they found it. Then the facility did a survey to see how many phone calls we would receive and how many miles the balloon could go. We have received two phone calls so far. The balloons made it to Highview which is 20 miles away and to Buffalo Center which is 5 miles south of the Minnesota boarder which is 113 miles form the facility.