Thursday, May 28, 2020

IPM hoping to set some Guinness World Records

(Guinness World Records)

Organizers of the 2018 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, being held in Pain Court, Sept. 18-22, want to make it an event to remember.

One of the ways this is hoped to be achieved is through setting some Guinness World Records.

IPM organizers have the records in mind, but need volunteers to make it happen.

People who want to be part of one or more of these records can find out more details by attending a call for volunteers meeting being held Thursday, June 14, at Immaculee Conception Hall at Immaculee Catholic church on the main street of Pain Court.

“We are looking for people who want to participate as well as some folks who want to take a leadership role in setting a specific record,” said Ellwood Shreve, chair of the World Records committee.

The Guinness World Records include the longest skewer of vegetables, largest container of popcorn, and largest smoothie.

Plans are also being finalized to have celebrity chef Bob Blumer, already a seven-time Guinness World Record holder, to set another world record during the IPM. The details are still being worked out, but we will need to have volunteers to help.

“By the way, we also plan on having Guinness World Records here during the IPM,” Shreve said.

Another record is being introduced as a challenge for future communities that host the IMP to try to beat – the largest number of people eating corn on the cob simultaneously.

If you want to be part of the fun, make sure you come out to Pain Court on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

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