Elgin, IL, March 13, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon and its crew will visit two northwest suburban schools in early April to present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX metro Chicago real estate network.
The program will be presented at John Jay Elementary School, 1835 Pheasant Trail in Mt. Prospect, Ill., on April 7 and St. Hubert Elementary School, 255 Flagstaff Ave., in Hoffman Estates, Ill., on April 9.
The students at both schools 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 begin at 10:15 a.m. at Jay School, which has 200 students, while it will be offered twice, at 8 and 9 a.m. at St. Hubert, which has 530 students.
In both cases, the program will begin in the school gymnasium, where the 75-foot-tall balloon envelope will be inflated with cold air, permitting students to walk inside it. The program then will conclude outdoors with a demonstration of how the balloon basket and burners operate.
RE/MAX is the leader in northern Illinois real estate sales and has been number one in the metropolitan Chicago real estate market since 1989. In 2009, the RE/MAX network in northern Illinois closed more than $6 billion in sales.
The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network consists of 2,500 associates and 121 individually owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide residential, relocation and commercial real estate services throughout the northern one-third of Illinois. The network’s Web sites, www.illinoisproperty.com and www.remax.com, are two of the most popular real estate Web sites in northern Illinois and nationwide, respectively, according to Compete.com, Comscore and Hitwise, which are online intelligence services.
RE/MAX Northern Illinois is part of RE/MAX International, a global real estate organization with 6,500 independently owned offices and 93,000 member sales associates in 78 nations.