Howdy Sheriff! (Tony the Balloon Guy, a central Florida area – Clearwater-Lakeland-Orlando-Clearwater-Tarpon Springs-St. Petersburg-Tampa – balloon artist/balloon twister, entertains families at Hernando County Sheriff’s Department Family Fun Day picnic)

Today, I (Tony the Balloon Guy) got to make balloon animals, hats, swords, flowers, vehicles, etc. for the families of Hernando County Sheriff’s Department employees at their Family Fun Day picnic in Brooksville.

Mom posed with the mermaid, because, she said, daughter would have run off before the picture could be snapped!

Mom posed with the mermaid, because, she said, daughter would have run off before the picture could be snapped!

It was a really fun time, and the kids were super-nice. I have already performed at birthday parties for a few of them, and many others knew me from my local restaurant appearances (days and times are here).

Daughter assured me that Mom wouldn't have to carry the balloon flower around, but...

Daughter assured me that Mom wouldn't have to carry the balloon flower around, but...

Al Nienhuis, the new sheriff, came over to say hi (yes, I really did say, “Howdy, Sheriff!”) and exclaim that he had never seen such intricate, detailed balloon work. He also stopped me when I was leaving, and thanked me for making sure the kids had such a good time.

I should have made Sheriff Nienhuis a balloon animal. The last Hernando County Sheriff I made a balloon animal for is now US Congressman Richard Nugent. Coincidence? You decide.

Can you guess why the Gator is wearing orange and blue?

Can you guess why the Gator is wearing orange and blue?

Have a fun day!

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Consistently named “The Best Balloon Person I’ve Ever Seen,” balloon artist/balloon twister Tony the Balloon Guy (”Tony Balloonguy” on Facebook) and family provide special-occasion balloon delivery/balloon deliveries and also entertainment (party packages that can include balloon twisters/balloon man/balloon animals, face painters/face painting – chiefly Face Painter Phyllis, glitter tattoos, pony parties, princess parties, piano music, an upbeat and entertaining fortune teller, a magic show magician, etc.) for birthday parties; family reunions; family picnics; trade shows; school parties, fairs, carnivals, festivals, assemblies and other events; church parties, picnics, festivals, outreach events and holiday events; grand openings, corporate/company picnics, parties, employee appreciation days and such; holiday parties; kids’ parties/children’s parties; civic association picnics, parties and other events; and more, throughout the Tampa Bay area (Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tarpon Springs, Polk City, Holmes Beach, Feather Sound, Northdale, Bushnell, Lakeland, Brooksville, Leto, Redington Shores, Lake Wales, Westchase, Brandon, Davis Islands, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center, Palmetto, Ybor City, Pinellas Point, Sarasota, Winter Haven, Old Hyde Park Village, Egypt Lake, Bradenton, New Port Richey, Pinellas Park, Plant City, Town N Country, Bloomingdale, Mango, Madiera Beach, Treasure Island, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, Shore Acres, Tavares, Trinity, Thonotosassa,  Bayboro, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Temple Terrace, Belleair Beach, Ridge Manor, Harbor Island, St. Joe, Largo, Seminole, Bartow, Channelside, Riverview, Cheval, Haines City, Gibsonton, San Antonio, Dade City, Zephyrhills, Floral City, Spring Hill, Clearwater Beach, Coquina Key, Homosassa Springs, Carrollwood, St. Petersburg Beach, Dunnellon, Inverness, Citrus Park, Crystal River, Kenneth City, St. Leo, Gulfport) and the state of Florida, including the Central Florida/Orlando/Kissimmee area (Poinciana, Altamonte Springs, Winter Park, Longwood, Wildwood, Leesburg, Groveland, Oviedo, Clermont, Casselberry, The Villages, Maitland, Masaryktown, Darby, Deland, Deltona, EdgeWater, Daytona Beach). Balloon decor/decorations, too (arches, columns, canopies, centerpieces, etc., for weddings, baby showers, grand openings, dances, golden anniversaries and more).


Tony the Balloon Guy’s work has been covered by and photographed for the
St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Orlando Sentinel, and smaller newspaers like the Gulfport Gabber and The Laker of Pasco County. He has also appeared on Emmy-award-winning Charely Belcher’s “Charely’s World,” a “Good Day Tampa Bay” feature on WTVT-TV Fox 13. Click the Play button below.

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