continued Chloe admired Baldwin’s work as he sculpted a full scuba diving outfit, including tanks, using nearly a dozen balloons. Baldwin then fit it around the child’s head and shoulders as others admired his work.
“This guy is absolutely amazing,” she said.
Her friend Sarah Stewart agreed.
“It’s an awesome way to make a living,” Chloe said. “I can make a worm and that’s about it.”
Earlier in the day, Horicon Fire Co. member Ed Jay, stationed nearby at the bounce house, had watched Baldwin —an award-winning balloon sculptor — fashion a large motorcycle with big tires, high-rise handlebars, engine and frame, plus a bulbous gas tank.
“It was really cool,” Jay said. “That guy’s got talent.”
Later, Morin said that she would be devising more children’s activities for next year’s Summerfest, building on the success of the 2013 edition.
“Bringing families together on the Fourth of July weekend to recognize veterans and celebrate our nation’s independence is great,” she said. “And if we can have fun in the process, it’s fantastic.”