Kan. Town Sets One Penny Record, Tries for Another

By: AP
By: AP

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) _ Fort Scott is in the Guinness Book of World Records at least once. Now, residents of the southeast Kansas town are trying to set a second record.

On Thursday night, volunteers and members of the Fort Scott Youth Activities Team put down a mile of pennies in a time of 2:23.01 - just 74 seconds less than the previous record of 2:24.15.

On Friday, hundreds of volunteers from 32 community groups were trying to set a second record by laying the longest chain of pennies. The current record is 34.57 miles; Fort Scott is trying for 40 miles.

The record-setting is part of an effort to raise money for improvements at Fort Scott's Ellis Park.
Information from: The Morning Sun, http://www.morningsun.net

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