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Tabitha Dunlow Wins Balloon TimeŽ National "Put A Face On Fun" Contest

09:00 EDT Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Five-year-old Dallas-area girl will be featured on Balloon Time packaging, receive Disney Cruise LineŽ family vacation

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-year-old Tabitha Dunlow's playful expression stood out from more than 1,500 entries nationwide to become this year's Balloon TimeŽ "Put A Face On Fun" contest winner. To kick off her reign as the 2012 winner, Tabitha participated in a professional photo shoot for photos that will be featured on Balloon Time's packaging over the next year. She will also head out to sea on a Disney Cruise LineŽ vacation with her family.

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"We couldn't be happier that Balloon Time is recognizing the spirit and joy that we see in Tabitha's face every day," said Tabitha's mother, Aimee Dunlow, whose husband Joey snapped the winning photo while the family was spending a relaxing day at home. "She truly has a light shining from within ? nothing says 'fun' more than that smile!"  

While Tabitha took home the grand prize, Balloon Time also awarded 50 first-prize winners with a Balloon Time Helium Balloon Kit to help kick off their springtime celebrations.

"Balloon Time is all about celebrating life's special moments, and from that playful look in her eye, it's clear that Tabitha's dad was able to capture one such moment," said Janna Stanford, Balloon Time marketing communications manager. "By including Tabitha's photo on our packaging, we're reminding our customers that it's easy to find the joy in the every day. To us, every day can be a celebration."

Parents nationwide were encouraged to enter their children ages 3-11 in the contest at Each photograph was judged by an independent panel of judges based on the following criteria: smile, age appropriateness, expression of fun and suitability for appearing on packaging.

To be notified about details for upcoming Balloon Time promotions, parents can follow Balloon Time on Twitter or "like" the brand on Facebook.

Balloon Time offers a family of portable helium cylinders and balloons, including a kit with helium-filled tank, latex balloons and ribbon in one convenient, portable box, as well as the Create-A-Party helium cylinders and themed balloons sold separately. Balloon Time products can be found at mass merchant, party goods and grocery stores nationwide. For more information on Balloon Time Helium Balloon Kits or to find a retailer near you, visit For a list of official contest rules, visit

About Balloon TimeBalloon Time is the leading brand of consumer helium balloon kits in North America. Balloon Time's family of products includes Balloon Time Standard Helium Balloon Kit, Balloon Time Jumbo Helium Balloon Kit, Balloon Time Party Create-A-Face Sticker Kit and Balloon Time Create a Party products, including standard and jumbo portable helium cylinders and themed balloon packs sold separately. Balloon Time products are available at a variety of retailers worldwide. Visit to learn more about Balloon Time and its family of products or to locate a retailer, or connect with Balloon Time on Twitter and Facebook.

About Worthington Cylinders Worthington Cylinders is the leading global supplier of pressure cylinders and related products under the Worthington, BernzOmatic and Balloon Time brands, providing consumers the power needed for grilling, party planning, camping and home repair. Commercial products include the most complete line of pressure cylinders in the industry, including storage of liquefied petroleum, refrigerant, oxygen and industrial gas gases, alternative fuel storage and specialty products. Worthington Cylinders is a Worthington Industries company (NYSE:WOR), a leading diversified metals manufacturing company with 2011 fiscal year sales of approximately $2.4 billion. For more information, visit

SOURCE Balloon Time

For further information: Ann Marcum, Fahlgren Mortine Public Relations, +1-614-383-1634,; Janna Stanford, Worthington Cylinders, +1-614-840-4908,

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