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Guinness World Record could be broken in State College

Organizers of Light Up State College are working to break the Guinness World Record for most ice luminaries.
Organizers of Light Up State College are working to break the Guinness World Record for most ice luminaries. Photo provided

Breaking a world record is most definitely a team sport.

That’s why the organizers of Light Up State College are turning to the community at large to help downtown State College create enough ice luminaries to trounce the standing statute held by Vuollerim, Sweden.

An ice luminary, in case you’re wondering, is basically a light ensconced in a cup-shaped package of frozen water.

It sounds simple enough, but breaking the record will require at least 2,562 luminaries — but the folks in charge are hoping that Centre County can collectively generate upward of 3,000 beacons on ice.

To help the manufacturing process run more smoothly, lightupstatecollege.com provides step-by-step instructions for how you, too, can earn a place in Guinness lore. On Wednesday, luminary kits will also be delivered to participating locations — New Leaf Initiative, LaunchBox, Movement Arts Studio, Old State Clothing Co., Appalachian Outdoors and Noodles & Company — in service of those looking to get an additional leg up.

The finished luminaries will be aligned on South Allen Street between College and Beaver avenues on Feb. 4.

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