Students of Shiner Catholic School grab balloons as part of Catholic Week's balloon launch on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in Shiner, TX. Following a countdown from the local radio station, over 600 balloons were released into the sky.
A balloon is handed to a volunteer to be arranged with hundreds of others.
Volunteers carry balloons from inside the school to the football field.
Volunteer Dennis Vargo holds a string in his mouth after tying it to the balloon. "Even if you can only help out a little bit, it makes a difference. You don't want to leave anybody hanging," said Vargo.
A cross made up of long, thin balloons is carried past the church to be released with hundreds of smaller ones. Larger ballons filled with helium were tied to the cross before its release.
Sister Maria Raphael hands balloons to students of Shiner Catholic School.
Volunteer Barbara Klozik helps tie down balloons outside near the football field.
A cross made up of long, thin balloons is released with hundreds of smaller ones.