The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits Monroe Center Elementary School, 17500 Ill. Hwy. 72, in Monroe Center, Ill., on April 25 where the balloon crew will present an interactive educational program developed and sponsored by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois.
Since its creation 36 years ago, 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.
Nearly 200 students and school staff members will see the balloon at Monroe Center Elementary 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 start at 9:15 a.m. in the school gymnasium. The 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 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.
This year the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will be involved in numerous educational programs presented by its crew at schools throughout northern Illinois.