As part of its 2017 Child Safety Expo & Trick or Treat event Saturday, which included a costume parade, the Coliseum Medical Centers added a new event this year.
The Coliseum attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the most s’mores made simultaneously. Several long tables were set up with Sterno cans resting on bricks, which were lit and monitored by Bibb County firefighters. Eligible participants were assigned certain tables and given a s’mores kit as they entered the cordoned off event area.
Although a crowd of 245 participated, the current record was 453 s’mores being made at one time. The record was achieved by the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California in Rocklin, California, on Aug. 10, 2016, according to the Guinness website.
But organizers were encouraged by the turnout and plan to try again next year.
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“We made it about half way,” said Robin Parker, vice president of marketing. “We’ve never done this before. We learned a lot from doing this today. I think we did good.”
In order to be considered for the record, organizers had a long list of requirements to follow, including having participants roast their marshmallows for exactly 10 seconds at the same time.
Other events Saturday included a costume parade led by the Streetline band and trick or treating. Families could learn safety tips on medication safety, poison control, choking hazards and car-seat safety. Children got to see a fire truck, law enforcement vehicles, ambulances and a helicopter used to transport patients. The event also offered tours of the Pediatric Emergency Room, games, food and prizes.