Wingin’ it: Hundreds of rubber chickens fly in Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - There were a lot of laughs - but not enough chickens.

Hundreds of people threw a rubber chicken Thursday outside city hall in Grand Rapids, but organizers didn't get enough to set a record.

The event was part of Gilda's LaughFest, a 10-day festival of comedy to raise money for families dealing with cancer. It's named for late comedian Gilda Radner.

Organizers say 738 rubber chickens were thrown in a huge ring, short of the 999 tossed at a church in Burlington, Ontario, Canada in 2011. Grand Rapids had the record for a few months that year when 925 people threw rubber chickens.

Wendy Wigger, president of Gilda's LaughFest, says: "We always have serious fun."

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1 Comment

  • Adele

    I love what Gilda’s Club provides the families of cancer patients. The care and love they provide is never half-assed. I have been, and remain, quite critical of LaughFest, because it has been a half-assed effort, and I just wanted to make sure everybody knows that the mediocre quality of LaughFest does not in any way reflect the truly priceless quality of the service that Gilda’s actually provides.

    Whether you and I enjoy LaughFest or think it is stupid doesn’t ultimately matter. If you know what Gilda’s Club does and think it is valuable, please help support it.
    Thank you.

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