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JM Best Entertainment, Inc.

"As the producer for the Channel 6ABC/ Dunkin' Donuts Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the 4th of July parade, both in Washington, DC, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with Toni McKay and StarBound Entertainment several times. One of the most exciting things about a parade is the large, giant helium balloons and StarBound really delivers them. From the concept to the initial planning stages, the budget to the pre-parade execution, Toni and her team give 110% and are always professional, always on time and always there when we need them. I look forward to a long working relationship with Toni and StarBound Entertainment."
John M. Best
]M Best Entertamment, Inc.
Producer and Emmy Award Winner


Parade Director, Upbeat Parades

"As a parade producer for over twenty years, I believe giant helium balloons are a major highlight to any parade. I have had the opportunity to work with StarBound Entertainment for more than twenty years.  StarBound has a complete understanding of the parade balloon business. Their staff is knowledgeable of the business, professional and dedicated to their clients. StarBound also offers the largest inventory of balloons, especially renown character balloons. The balloons are always well-maintained to make every parade appearance a 'show-stopper."
Ray Pulver
Parade Director, Upbeat Parades American's Children's Holiday Parade, Oakland, CA

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Staff Director
Quad City Arts Festival of Trees
Holiday Parade, Davenport, IA

"It has been our pleasure to have a positive working relationship with StarBound Entertainment for over 25 years. Our Holiday parade feature nearly 25 helium balloons and Toni McKay is there for us with each and every one of them. Toni gives us guidance from selection through deflation, making us feel like our parade is the ONLY parade she is working with. When the parade goes down the street, I can take in the spectacle knowing that every detail has been tended to and that our sponsors are satisfied that their marketing dollars were well spent."
Deb McDaniel
Staff Director
Quad City Arts Festival of Trees
Holiday Parade, Davenport, IA

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Co-Chair KMLF

"On behalf of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, I would like to express to you that StarBound Entertainment has revitalized, energized and brought new life to our KMLF Gala Parade. What was once an average small town parade is now a spectacular mega-parade in which more and more people from our region are being drawn to Pineville with the excitement and anticipation of what StarBound will bring this year. Our parade route is difficult with many obstacles, but StarBound's team skillfully maneuvers the enormous balloons without difficulty and keeps safety a first priority. No one can believe little Pineville puts on a big-city parade, all thanks to StarBound. Without StarBound, it's just a parade."
To Toni and the StarBound team, my grateful appreciation."
Greg S. Nunnelley
Co-Chairperson, KMLF


Kalamazoo Holiday Parade

"There's no doubt that hosting a parade is just a tad bit stressful. Whether it is 40 units or over
100, the same event management framework is required and it is critical to have partners that are attentive, responsive, and dependable. If you have any anything less, you quickly understand how important dependability is to the formula for event success. As the event consultant for the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade, I have had the opportunity to work with Toni McKay for nearly 11 years.  That's a lot of balloons, for a town the size of Kalamazoo. As a smaller market, we are treated as if we were running the Macy's Day Thanksgiving Parade. There is no "small market" in the StarBound Entertainment vocabulary, because they serve your parade as if you were the only show they were hosting. It doesn't matter what time of day - Toni has always been responsive to emails, dumb questions, nagging questions, and the exploration of something unique and different.
Her crew is respectful and totally understands the need to get the balloons out the gate on time.
And, that's important when every minute counts.
But, at the conclusion of the parade, it's the smiles and the warm glow that balloons bring to a community that helps
StarBound Entertainment fly high above the communities they serve. Toni and her crew are indeed a delight to work with and they genuinely care about the communities in which their
Balloons fly."
Deborah Droppers
Kalamazoo Holiday Parade
Kalamazoo, MI

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Glen Cove St. Patrick's Day Parade

"As chairman of the Glen Cove St.
Patrick's Day Parade, on Long Island's north shore, I have had the privilege of working with StarBound for the past eight years. Each year has been better than the previos and the balloons featured seem to get better and better. StarBound's CEO Toni McKay has been a pleasure to work with and her staff are always well-trained. I look forward to a long working relationship with StarBound."
Andrew G. Stafford
Glen Cove St. Patrick's Day Parade, Long Island, NY

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