The 440 students at Wildwood school, located in the Wildwood-Edgebrook neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side, 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 9:15 a.m. outdoors on the school grounds where the balloon envelope will 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.
Created 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.
This year the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon will be involved in numerous educational programs presented by its crew at schools throughout northern Illinois.
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.
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 provides comprehensive information about the network and 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.