RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Visits Jefferson Elementary in Oregon, Ill.

Offering an Exciting, Interactive Educational Experience

ELGIN, Ill., June 1, 2017 – Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Jefferson Elementary School, 1100 Jefferson St., Oregon, Ill., received an end-of-the-school-year lift when the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon and its crew stopped by on May 10 to present an interactive educational program developed by the RE/MAX real estate network in northern Illinois.

The balloon team’s visit was sponsored by RE/MAX of Rock Valley, which has its office at 606 E. Washington St. in Oregon.

The students learned about various aspects of ballooning, including its history and the scientific principles involved, during an indoor presentation in the gymnasium. The envelope of the 75-foot-tall balloon was partially inflated to help students understand how the balloon functions.  Also on hand to enhance the occasion was the RE/MAX Soaring Home Balloon, a special-shape inflatable that looks like a house with children and pets inside, which has become a crowd favorite.

The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon has become an internationally recognized corporate symbol since first taking flight 36 years ago. It 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.

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 more than 2,250 sales associates and 103 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 110,000+ sales associates in 100+ nations.


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PHOTO CAPTION:  Students at Jefferson Elementary School in Oregon, Ill., explore the interior of the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon envelope on May 10.