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LaughFest to attempt to break ‘Paper Crown’ world record

Posted: 6:08 AM, Feb 24, 2015
Updated: 2015-02-24 06:08:57-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — It wouldn’t be a LaughFest without a world record attempt.  And Tuesday morning, we learned what record organizers will try to break:  the most people wearing paper crowns.

Gilda’s LaughFest plans to kick off this year’s festival by inviting the community to help set the Guinness World Record on Thursday, March 5.  The current record for largest number of people wearing paper crowns was achieved on July 22, 2014 by 1,324 participants and was accomplished at Sathya Diabetic Centre in India.

The Community Kickoff will take place at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids.  The first 1,500 participants will receive a commemorative LaughFest button. A limited edition LaughFest t-shirt will be available for purchase.

Amway will be providing hand warmers and hot chocolate to individuals in attendance. The world record attempt will be followed with opening night events at downtown restaurants and a free comedy preview show.

Everything gets started with activities at 5:30 p.m., the program begins at 6:30 p.m., and the official attempt to break the record is set for 6:45 p.m.