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don Spreier - 'Sunflower' ride gift for person who has it all...
'Sunflower' ride gift for person who has it all By Harris News Service LARNED — A Lamed businessman businessman is convinced he has the gift for the person who has everything: A gift certificate for what Don Spreier teasingly teasingly calls "the second greatest sensation in the world.'' For $90, the man or woman who has everything can be carried toward the clouds in "The Sunflower," a hot- air balloon piloted by Spreier. The price includes a trip of at least 30 minutes, memorabilia from the journey and a ceremony after the landing. The flashing sign in front of Spreier's service station has advertised advertised the gift certificates just since Monday, but he has already sold five gift certificates. "It's been a good reaction," Spreier said. "We've had a lot of people wanting to give their loved ones a chance to go up in the air." Spreier, who this fall logged enough hours to earn his commercial pilot's license from the Federal Aviation Aviation Administration, has taken a number of area residents on balloon rides. Those bearing the gift certificates, certificates, however, may find themselves themselves on a waiting list. "We've got a waiting list right now," Spreier said. "Some people have been waiting six to eight months or more. But then, some people only want to go on the weekends, and the weather is not always right." Weather in November and December hasn't been very cooperative, cooperative, Spreier said.

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  1. The Salina Journal,
  2. 22 Dec 1985, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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