RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon to Visit Cardinal Bernardin School in Orland Hills to Present Educational Program

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RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon and its crew will present interactive educational program at Cardinal Bernardin Catholic School in Orland HIlls, Ill., on May 26.

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon pilot demonstrates use of balloon’s burner system.

The 300 students at Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School, 9250 W. 167th St., Orland Hills, Ill., will learn about hot air ballooning when the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon and its crew visit the school on May 26 to present a special interactive educational program. The visit is part of an on-going balloon education program developed by RE/MAX.

The students at the school will see presentations that cover various aspects of ballooning, including its history, the scientific principles involved and a demonstration during which the envelope of the 75-foot-tall balloon will be partially inflated to help students understand how the balloon functions. The program will be presented indoors at 9 a.m.

Karen Irace, a broker associate with RE/MAX Synergy, Orland Park, Ill., is sponsoring the event.

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.

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 agents consistently rank among the most productive in the industry. In the United States, RE/MAX agents averaged 15.6 years of real estate experience and 16.0 transaction sides in 2014. RE/MAX has been the leader in the northern Illinois real estate market since 1989 and is continually growing. The RE/MAX Northern Illinois network, with headquarters in Elgin, Ill., consists of 2,200+ sales associates and 105 independently owned and operated RE/MAX offices that provide a full range of residential and commercial brokerage services. Its mobile real estate app, available for download at, provides comprehensive information about residential and commercial property for sale in the region. The northern Illinois network is part of RE/MAX, a global real estate organization with 100,000+ sales associates in 90+ nations.


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