Guv plans to participate in Guinness record try

Kansas Gov. Sam Brown?back plans to be among the participants when Marion County takes a shot at the Guinness Book of World Records for roasting marshmallows this Saturday.

According to a spokesperson in the governor?s office, Brown?back?s calendar indicates he will be in Marion from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the big event.

With only three days left until the marshmallow roast, Steve Hudson, superintendent of Marion County Park and Lake, is asking people to encourage others to attend.

?We want to try making this a record attempt for the most people roasting marshmallows simultaneously at a single venue,? he said.

The gates open at 3:30 p.m., he said.


?We encourage people to begin arriving at 3:30 p.m. and bring water, chairs, coolers and extra marshmallows,? Hudson said. ?Those arriving first will be the first to leave once the event concludes.?

The format has one supervisor for every 50 people arriving until 5:30 p.m., when everyone must be at a specific staging area and ready to roast a marshmallow.

Depending on the fire and wind conditions, Hudson is estimating a 5:30 p.m. start time.

?I am excited,? Hudson said. ?Rain or shine, it?s going to happen March 24, so bring an umbrella just in case.?

For more information about the event, call Hudson or Thiessen at 620-382-3240.

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