New Jersey town attempts to break Ludington’s sand angel record.

October 30, 2017

New Jersey town attempts to break Ludington’s sand angel record.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

Ludington’s recent sand angel world record may have been broken over the past weekend in a New Jersey beach town. In June of this year, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital broke the world’s record with the most sand angels created simultaneously with 1,387 people at Stearns Park beach. That Guinness record broke a 2015 record from Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom when 352 people participated.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, more than 1,600 people attempted to break the record in Seaside Park, NJ. The event was a fundraiser to assist victims still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, along with others impacted by storms in that area. It raised over $30,000. Guinness has not yet verified the results, therefore the record is not official yet.

The June 10 Be Someone’s Angel event in Ludington raised money for the hospital’s Cancer Patient Assistant Fund.

“Regardless of the record being broken, we still feel fulfilled and thrilled by what we accomplished on June 10, 2017 and the cause behind it,” said Kaley Peterson, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital foundation and community services director. “This was always bigger than breaking a world record and was truly about starting our local cancer patient assistance fund. That fund, which started from nothing, has grown to nearly $200,000 and will continue to grow and serve the people of our greater community in need of financial assistance during trying times.”

If the record is broken, it will be the second time in the past two years that a world record set in Ludington was broken the same year it was achieved. In 2016, House of Flavors Restaurant set the world record for world’s longest dessert. That record was broken later that year by an ice cream parlor in Nashville, Mich.

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