RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Will Offer Students in Franklin Park An Exciting, Interactive Educational Experience on Oct. 11

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2013 – The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Vance C. Hester Junior High School, 2836 Gustav St., in Franklin Park, Ill., on Oct. 11 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois. The program will be presented to students from both Hester Junior High and nearby Lawrence W. Passow Elementary School.

Since its creation 35 years ago, the RE/MAX balloon has become an internationally recognized corporate symbol, especially in combination with the classic RE/MAX “Above the Crowd!”® slogan. The balloon appears frequently at festivals, parades and charity events and in the northern Illinois skies.

Nearly 350 students will see the balloon at Hester Junior High and learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved. They also will see a demonstration on how the balloon functions.

The program will be presented twice starting at 8:30 a.m. outdoors on the school grounds, weather permitting, first for the Hester students and later for the Passow students. The balloon envelope will be inflated with hot air to its full 75-foot height if the program is held outdoors. If the program needs to be moved indoors due to inclement weather, the envelope will be inflated with cold air so that students can walk inside it as part of the educational experience.

Also on hand to enhance the occasion will be a “cold air” version of the RE/MAX Soaring Home Balloon, a house-like inflatable that has become a crowd favorite since being introduced a few years ago.

The RE/MAX balloon also will be involved in more than 50 educational programs presented by its crew at schools across northern Illinois this year.

About RE/MAX

RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,000 sales associates and 100 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its and websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The website allows consumers to search properties around the globe; is a specialized portal of luxury properties across the U.S., and displays commercial properties available nationwide and abroad. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 91,000 sales associates in 90+ nations. The RE/MAX organization has been recognized for numerous industry honors for excellence, and its Associates continue to lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production. Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX. RE/MAX is the official real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the national sponsor of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.



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