Farmers Market Focus: Jubilee Balloons a big hit for the children at weekly Pittston City Farmers Market


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Balloon artist TJ Belt of Jubilee Balloons makes a dog balloon for Jack Whiteduck, 3, and his brother Michael Whiteduck, 5 at Children’s Day at the Pittston City Farmers Market earlier this summer.


Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch


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    While TJ Belt’s connection with the Pittston City Farmers Market isn’t related to fruits or vegetables, the Dallas resident has been providing children’s entertainment for the past three years.

    Belt owns and operates Jubilee Balloons and creates animals at nearly every farmers market. Check out the Pittston City Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Tuesday. Each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature a vendor from the market.

    Question: What do you do?

    Jubilee Balloons: I make balloon creations.

    Q: When in the year does your business start?

    JB: It’s a year-round business.

    Q: How long have you been in business?

    JB: Fifteen years. Started as a party clown and needed to perform for the audience, so I learned how to make balloon creations.

    Q: What is the best part of providing entertainment?

    JB: I do not charge at the market, but tips are welcome.

    Q: Was there a specific year, moment or event that was especially difficult to get through?

    JB: Three years ago when I moved here from North Carolina.

    Q: What are some of the events you do?

    JB: I do private birthday parties and public events. I can be found on Facebook and Twitter under Jubilee Balloons.

    Balloon artist TJ Belt of Jubilee Balloons makes a dog balloon for Jack Whiteduck, 3, and his brother Michael Whiteduck, 5 at Children’s Day at the Pittston City Farmers Market earlier this summer.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_kidsday1.jpgBalloon artist TJ Belt of Jubilee Balloons makes a dog balloon for Jack Whiteduck, 3, and his brother Michael Whiteduck, 5 at Children’s Day at the Pittston City Farmers Market earlier this summer. Tony Callaio | For Sunday Dispatch

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