Saturday, September 19, 2009

RE/MAX Balloon to Appear at “Up In The Air” Burlington Science Center Program

The Burlington Science Center has coordinated with Burlington resident and local Realtor, Carol McDonald Macri of RE/MAX Encore, to offer a very special opportunity to take a ride in the RE/MAX of New England Hot Air Balloon. Sponsored by RE/MAX Encore, "Big Max," the seven-story-tall red, white and blue RE/MAX hot air balloon, will take place at the Burlington High School Football Field on October 6th @ 3:15PM. Burlington students in grades K-5 will be invited (parents and siblings are also welcome to attend the event). Approximately, 100 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will be selected to actually ride in the RE/MAX balloon while tethered to the ground! The students will gain the opportunity by having their ticket “drawn” in a raffle at the event. The “Up In The Air” Launch will take place Weather Permitting. Attendees should watch the BCAT Educational Channel for a postponement notice due to inclement weather conditions.
The event will also include The Burlington Science Center’s Rocket Car, Mini Hot Air Balloon and the launching of some very Large Scale Model Rockets. Mr. Papadonis and Ms. Pavlicek of the Science Center will also share their “flight science” expertise with the students.
“Most children don’t ever have an opportunity to experience something like this. It’s great community fun, while at the same time educational. My team and I are pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this community event,” said Carol.
The RE/MAX hot air balloon is the widely recognized corporate logo for RE/MAX real estate offices worldwide, owner of the largest corporate hot air balloon "fleet" in the world. Carol McDonald Macri, and The Solutions Team are affiliated with RE/MAX Encore of Wilmington. They are proud to be able to give back to the community and have a positive impact on the children.


  1. why are children in k thru 2nd not allowed to ride the hot air balloon? thanks, laurie laprise

  2. Thanks to Carol McDonald Macri for helping with this event.

  3. I believe it was decided that there is potential for younger children to get scared by the noise of the balloon.

    Carol McDonald Macri