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September 15, 2007

Valley Real Estate

Contact:  Al Leonard
Phone: (330) 629 - 9200


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Children's Miracle Network To Benefit as RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon
Flies Again At Boardman Oktoberfest

Boardman, Ohio - RE/MAX Valley Real Estate located in Boardman, is proud to announce that they will be taking part in this year’s Boardman Oktoberfest, Sunday, September 30th, to help raise money for the The Children's Miracle Network.  RE/MAX Valley Real Estate will be sponsoring tethered RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Rides asking for a CMN donation of $5.00 per person, but no one, especially the children, will be turned away.

RE/MAX International Inc., RE/MAX Valley Real Estate and our other independently owned and operated offices are affiliated with The Children's Miracle Network (CMN). Each year contributions are made to the Network from corporate headquarters as well as individual offices worldwide.

Al Leonard ABR, CEO of RE/MAX Valley Real Estate says,

"Our business is about more than just buying or selling homes. Our business is to care for families, and what better way to show that care and concern than to support Children's Miracle Network. Outstanding Agents, Outstanding Results, applies not only to real estate, but to helping kids as well.”

The RE/MAX Balloon will be located in Boardman Park at the Little League Baseball fields closest to the Oktoberfest vendors. But you won’t have trouble finding us! The RE/MAX Valley balloon is 57 feet across at the widest point and over 70 feet high. You’ll see it rising 80 to 100 feet in the air from any park location! From within the basket, you’ll have a view of Boardman that you’ve never had before. See where you live! Weather permitting; the balloon will be available for rides starting at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

To guarantee yourself a ride you must arrive early. Hot air balloons must be flown in the early morning hours because that's when the air is most stable and calm. Temperatures of 80 degrees or more are too hot to fly a balloon. The amount of lift also varies with temperature. The lift is dependent on the difference in air temperature between the outside and inside the balloon, so the cooler it is outside, the bigger the temperature difference and the greater the lift. By 10 or 11:00 a.m. the air often becomes too hot or too unstable (breezes develop) for hot air ballooning.

You might be wondering if you need a license to fly a balloon. Ken ///?, long time RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Pilot says,

 “Yes! The Federal Aviation Administration, like airplanes, governs balloons in the U.S. as well. Getting a balloon license is much like getting a fixed-wing license. The balloon also has to have airworthiness inspections every year, or after every 100 hours of flight time. Safety is our primary concern.”

Who can fly? EVERYONE! It’s loud, it’s hot, and it’s a blast. Pack up the kids and c’mon out!


Valley Real Estate
1006 Boardman Canfield Rd
Boardman, Ohio 44512
(330) 629-9200
The Balloonist's Prayer
May the winds welcome you with softness.
May the sun bless you with his warm hands.
May you fly so high and so well
That God joins you in laughter
And sets you gently back
Into the loving arms of Mother Earth.


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