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St Louis area girl scouts set a new Guinness World Record for collecting more than 1.4 million personal care items last year. 

The scouts teamed with 30 Walmart stores in the first ever “Showering the Community” event last year and is part of their April Showers program.

Donna Martin with the Eastern District of the Greater St. Louis area Girl Scouts says they're doing the same this year at area Walmart's on April 12th-14th. Martin says, ""We had nearly 18,000 girls and 14,000adult volunteers working on this last year and we hope to exceed that this year. Not because it's a record but because we fulfill a need in our community."

The Girls Scout's partner, Operation Food Search helped give out the goods to individuals and families in need.  CEO Sonny Schaefer tells KTRS' Vicki Pimentel, "So many are going to food pantries these days who never in their life thought they'd need to do that."

If you'd like to donate to this year's campaign, you  have until April 20 to fill the bags with items printed on the outside. 

You can also buy pre-packaged bags from Schnuck’s and Dierberg’s stores. Drop off boxes are provided at the stores.

Those who are unable to participate or who forget to donate during the week of the event may drop off items at any Dierberg’s market from April 20 to May 4.

You may also call 1.800.727.4475, ext. 4601 to arrange pickups.

 

 

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St Louis area girl scouts set a new Guinness World Record for collecting more than 1.4 million personal care items last year. 

The scouts teamed with 30 Walmart stores in the first ever “Showering the Community” event last year and is part of their April Showers program.

Donna Martin with the Eastern District of the Greater St. Louis area Girl Scouts says they're doing the same this year at area Walmart's on April 12th-14th. Martin says, ""We had nearly 18,000 girls and 14,000adult volunteers working on this last year and we hope to exceed that this year. Not because it's a record but because we fulfill a need in our community."

The Girls Scout's partner, Operation Food Search helped give out the goods to individuals and families in need.  CEO Sonny Schaefer tells KTRS' Vicki Pimentel, "So many are going to food pantries these days who never in their life thought they'd need to do that."

If you'd like to donate to this year's campaign, you  have until April 20 to fill the bags with items printed on the outside. 

You can also buy pre-packaged bags from Schnuck’s and Dierberg’s stores. Drop off boxes are provided at the stores.

Those who are unable to participate or who forget to donate during the week of the event may drop off items at any Dierberg’s market from April 20 to May 4.

You may also call 1.800.727.4475, ext. 4601 to arrange pickups.

 

 

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Magnum P.I., Ron Burgundy and Ron Swanson would be impressed.

Organizers of an annual laugh festival in Michigan say they've broken the world record for the most people wearing fake mustaches.

Gilda's LaughFest is reporting that 1,544 people donned various shapes and sizes of dark `staches on Thursday, the festival's opening day in Grand Rapids.

The record is awaiting Guinness World Record certification.

If it sticks, the record would be the third set at the festival in as many years. Last year's kickoff event broke the record for the largest number of people wearing fake animal noses. The year before, it was people tossing rubber chickens.

LaughFest officials say the current record of 648 mustache-wearing participants was set in September at an event organized by the St. Louis Rams.
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