Spreading Joy; Not Germs - Award-winning Balloon Artist Spreads Cheer and Hope in Frederick County

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Caity Byrne, award-winning balloon artist and owner of Frederick Balloon Co., is on a mission to spread hope throughout her community the best way she knows how - with balloons.

“This small token of appreciation I can offer the world with this labor of love for my community is rewarding in indescribable ways." - Caity Byrne, owner of Frederick Balloon Co.

When a global pandemic left the world in an uncertain state, Caity turned to the best cure she knows - balloons. When she saw a social media post from neighboring Flying Dog Brewery about a “Hero Happy Hour,” she knew it would be a fantastic opportunity to literally show thanks to the frontline providers of Frederick County.

With over a decade of experience in large-scale balloon installations, putting together a display to encompass the many community heroes was an obvious choice.

“I worked in the Frederick Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department for several years. The frontline heroes of this community are not faceless. I have literally shared blood, sweat, and tears with many of these amazing people. Putting up a balloon display to share my immense gratitude for what they do was a no-brainer,” says Byrne.

Byrne runs a balloon décor business based in Frederick, MD, and with her sole remaining staff member will build a display honoring healthcare professionals, Fire/EMS, and police. Caity has been a Certified Balloon Artist since 2013, and has decorated at the White House twice. She has also taught at numerous industry conventions.

“This small token of appreciation I can offer the world with this labor of love for my community is rewarding in indescribable ways. It’s sustenance for my mind, body and artistic spirit.”

The “Hero Happy Hour” is a joint effort between 1st Amendment Society, Flying Dog Brewery, McCutcheon’s Apple Products, Premium Distributors of Maryland, and Roasthouse Pub. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 28, from 7am-2pm and 4pm-8pm across from the hospital. The Frederick Balloon Co. display will remain in place all day.

About Caity Byrne and Frederick Balloon Co.

Caity discovered her passion for decorating events with balloons nearly a decade ago, when she founded Beltway Balloons, a regional supplier serving corporations, nonprofits, associations and government agencies throughout the Greater Washington, DC, area.

Since that time, she’s earned professional certification and training in balloon architecture, materials, manufacturing, design, delivery, and display. She has been sponsored to teach other balloon professionals around the country.

You could say she’s passionate about balloons!

The Frederick Balloon Co. was launched because there was a pressing need in Frederick County for a balloon décor provider that’s serious about innovative and elegant experiences—the kind that deliver results. From bouquets to large-scale installations, Frederick Balloon Co is here for their community.

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