Sara BergerHowell resident Sara Berger was selected as the Livingston Sensation winner during the singing competition held at the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest on Sunday, June 26. Her prize was a hot-air balloon ride from local pilot Phil Glebe.

Berger, 19, has been singing for five years. She graduated last year from Howell High School and was captain of Classicality. Sara also sang in A cappella choir, Highlander Chorale and the Metropolitan Detroit Youth Chorus.

The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest is the state championship of hot-air ballooning, and is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce. Major sponsor is Lake Trust Credit Union.

For more information on the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, call the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce at 517.546.3920 or visit the event website at