RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon and Crew Set to Visit 2 Schools in Mercer County on Nov. 7 for Educational Programs

Chicago, IL, November 02, 2014 --( The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon and its crew will make stops at two schools in Mercer County, Ill., on Nov. 7 to present a special educational program about hot air ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles.

The balloon will make a morning appearance at 9:15 a.m. at Winola Elementary School, 1804 17th Ave., Viola, then move on to Matherville Intermediate School, 1376 252nd St., Matherville, for a 1 p.m. presentation. Both visits are sponsored by Sharon Esslinger of RE/MAX Country Crossroads in Viola. The two schools have a combined student population of approximately 550.

The presentations will take place outdoors on the school grounds at both locations so the balloon envelope can be inflated with hot air to its full 75-foot height, weather permitting. If the program needs to be moved indoors due to inclement weather, the envelope will be partially inflated with cold air so that students can walk inside it as part of the educational experience.

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.

Since its creation in 1978, the RE/MAX Hot Air 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 skies of 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.
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Laura Ortoleva