Water balloon launch

Morning Journal Stephen Huba

Alex Staub (left), 13, and Shamus Gibson, 11, of New Cumberland, W.Va., launch a water balloon into the air during Sunday’s Down by the Riverside event in New Cumberland, while Matthew Tsegaye (second from right), 7, and Melinda Gibson, of New Cumberland, look on. The annual event is sponsored by, and benefits, the United Church Social Service Union, an ecumenical ministry of churches in New Manchester and New Cumberland.