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Two iconic characters battle each other in the final round of Albuquerque Business First Readers’ Special Shape Balloons Competition.
It's the Creamland Cow Airbelle vs. Smokey Bear.
Both Smokey Bear and Airabelle have strong New Mexico ties. The U.S. Forest Service’s iconic Smokey Bear is based on a bear cub that survived a forest fire in the Capitan Mountains of New Mexico in 1950. Airabelle is operated by Creamland, which is based in Albuquerque and has been around since 1937.
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