March 21, 2019

SLIDESHOW: Webster surpasses world record for longest ice cream dessert

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Webster University could make an appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest ice cream dessert. On Wednesday, April 11 approximately 80 volunteers scooped ice cream and topped it with cherries, sprinkles and whipped cream to form a 200.3-feet ice cream sundae. Turner Community Library and Turner Recreation Commission in Wyandotte, Kan., currently holds the record with a 154 foot and two inch dessert. Campus Activities (CA) sponsored the event.

Loren Douglass, senior and CA program manager, said breaking the record by over 40 feet helped to solidify Webster’s record-breaking achievement.

Douglass said the event was a way in which CA could promote Reel Big Fish, a band that will perform in the Grant Gymnasium on Saturday, April 14.

“What better way of going big than breaking a world record,” Douglass said.

Campus Activities will submit photos, GTV footage, three witness statements, a list of the ingredients and weight of the ingredients to Guinness to confirm the world record breaking. Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch, Webster alumna Hannah Ingram, executive assistant to the general director at the Opera Theatre St. Louis and a surveyor from Minnick Surveying acted as witnesses. The Minnick surveyor also measured the 200.3 feet ice cream sundae.

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