April 23, 2013 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will pay an April 26 visit to the Maud E. Johnson Elementary School, 3805 Rural Road, Rockford, Ill., where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX northern Illinois real estate network.
The RE/MAX balloon has become a nationally recognized corporate symbol since it was created 35 years ago and then combined with the now familiar RE/MAX “Above the Crowd!”® slogan. Today, the balloon enjoys great success in achieving both educational and promotional objectives, appearing frequently at festivals, parades and charity events.
The RE/MAX balloon will be involved in more than 100 educational programs presented by its crew at schools across northern Illinois this year. The balloon visit to Johnson Elementary was arranged by Broker Associate Shari Siracusa of RE/MAX Property Source, Rockford.
Four-hundred-fifty students at the school, from kindergarteners to 5th graders, will learn about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved, and they will see a demonstration on how the balloon functions.
The program will be presented twice starting at 12:25 p.m. in the school gymnasium, giving all students a chance to participate. The 75-foot-tall balloon envelope will be inflated with cold air, permitting students to walk inside it. The presentation then will conclude outdoors with a demonstration of how the balloon basket and burners operate.
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 www.illinoisproperty.com and www.remax.com websites are leaders in consumer visits among real estate franchise brands. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX LLC, a global real estate organization with 89,000 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®.