Optimist Club President Sabrina Best, right, presented Guest Speaker Mel Hamlin with a copy of the Optimist Creed at a recent meeting. Hamlin spoke about the history of the Balloon Festival and this year’s Aug. 17 to 19 event. Festival supporters are excited to welcome the Elvis Presley specialty balloon to this year’s roster. More Balloon Festival information and updates can be found at facebook.com/greatfallsballoonfestival.