Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Largest potluck party: Casper sets world record
CASPER, WY, USA--During a fundraiser for Interfaith
(around $40,000 had been raised) at the Parkway Plaza,
863 dishes were served to a total of 975 people
- setting the new world record for the Largest potluck party, according to World Record Academy: http://www.worldrecordacademy.com/
Photo: Casper set the world record for the largest potluck Feb. 26 at the Parkway Plaza. 863 dishes were served to a total of 975 people. The fundraiser for Interfaith raised more than $40,000 for the non-profit organization that fights poverty and homelessness. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest pot luck party was achieved by 479 participants, in an event organised by Slideluck Potshow (USA) in the Old Tobacco Warehouse, New York, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the the largest tea party, set by 32,681 participants for the City of Indore, at Nehru Stadium, in Indore, India.
The world's largest potluck was the idea of the Rev. Dee Lundberg, Cory McDaniel, Amy Gieske and Lynn Williamson
and put on as a fundraiser for Interfaith, an organization that has been providing emergency services including food, shelter, clothing, prescriptions and case management in Casper for 30 years.
A legion of volunteers, decked out in white T-shirts, helped count every dish and person who came — and went. Guinness Book of World Records required the record-breaking number of people to remain for at least a half-hour.
"This is really our inaugural event," said acting executive director Marilyn Dymond Wagner. "We've been here 30 years, but I don't know if the average person had a clue about what we do. But this gives us great visibility."
Related world records:
Most people making dumplings at one time: China sets world record
Most people throwing chefs hats at once: Belgium sets world record
Longest cooking marathon: Benno Stewart sets world record
Most People Simultaneously Frosting Cupcakes: Cupcake Smackdown
tomato fight: La Tomatina
oyster shucker: Patrick McMurray
Brat Fest: Madison's Brat Fest
Children Cooking Simultaneously: UK School Kids for Belling
tea party: Indore
people eating corndogs: Iowa State Fair
potluck supper: Elmbrook Church
food donated in 24 hours: Toronto
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:18 AM