Monday, October 2, 2017

  Largest Cakewalk dance: world record set in Grand Rapids (VIDEO)

   GRAND RAPIDS, MI, USA -- A total of 327 people assembled in Calder Plaza to set a new world record for the Largest Cakewalk Dance, during an event organized by Consumers Credit Union and Nothing Bundt Cakes in Grand Rapids, according to the World Record Academy .

Photo: A new world record was set for the Book of Records at Calder Plaza. According to Ashley Abbott Bodien of Kids' Food Basket, a total of 327 people assembled in Calder Plaza to set a new record for World's Largest Cakewalk. Photo: Michael Clark ( enlarge photo )

     The previous world record was 280 people, set in August 2016 in Grainger County, Tenn.

     The cakewalk involves participants walking around a path of squares in time to music, which plays for a duration and then stops. A number is then called out, and the person standing on the square with that number wins a cake.

    Proceeds from the record cakewalk will benefit Kids' Food Basket, a Michigan-based nonprofit organization that empowers communities to attack childhood hunger.

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