Students at Flinn Middle School in Rockford Await Visit by RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon and Crew on Sept. 10

Chicago, IL, August 23, 2014 --( The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Bernard W. Flinn Middle School, 2525 Ohio Pkwy., Rockford, Ill., on Sept. 10 when the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois.

To accommodate all of the more than 1,000 students at Flinn School, the program will be presented three times in the school gymnasium beginning at 9 a.m. The students will 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 75-foot-tall balloon envelope will be partially 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 the RE/MAX Soaring Home Balloon, a special-shape inflatable complete with house, children and pets that has become a crowd favorite since being introduced a few years ago.

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon, introduced 36 years ago, is now 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 skies of northern Illinois.

Each year the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon is involved in numerous educational programs presented by its crew at schools throughout northern Illinois.

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 mobile real estate app and provide comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, LLC, a global real estate organization with 90,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.
RE/MAX Northern Illinois
Laura Ortoleva