CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT:
WORLD RECORD TO BE SET TODAY
FOR PEOPLE WEARING THE MOST SANTA HATS
ON TWO CONTINENTS:
BROCTON, MASSACHUSETTS: U. S. A. & MULLINGAR, IRELAND
What have Brockton, Massachusetts and Mullingar, Ireland had in common?
A competition to see which community can gather the most people together wearing Santa hats.
THE COMPETITION STARTED IN 2009
In 2008 Brocktonians gathered together to set a world record for the most people wearing Santa hats. Over 500 persons participated.
The following year the Irish Echo reported that Mullingar had joined in on the fun and broken Brockton’s record with a gathering of 780 persons.
The competition was on. In 2010 Brocton reclaimed its record with 982 participants, and maintained the record in 2011 with 1780 participants. This year the two communities are collaborating rather than competing. They aim to set a world record for the most simultaneous Santa hat wearers on two continents. Readers can view a live simulcast with a at 1:00 p. m. today, November 18, 2012.