Dolls attempt world record
THEY might not have been able to break the Guiness World Record, but the Social Inclusion Week activity was still a success for those who took part.
Locals contributed both paper dolls and several hours helping to combine thousands of doll-shaped paper cut-outs in an attempt to break the world record.
A council spokeswoman said they received 10,780 paper cut-out dolls which combined to make 1.5km.
The current record is 6.59km, so they fell about 5km short.
However, the call to get involved in the challenge was heeded by people all over the country, with thousands of submissions received from Tasmania, Lockhart River, Dalacca, Agnes-Water, Miles and Elembah as well as the local community.
Community services spokeswoman Judy Peters said she was delighted with the response.
“We have had coloured-in submissions from people of all ages, from toddlers to 90-something-year-olds,” she said.
“Some applicants have submitted just the one entry, while others have submitted hundreds of paper dolls.”
Schools, child care centres, after-school providers and community service providers were all involved in the record attempt.
LIVING DOLL: Bundaberg Regional Council’s Ashley Tye-Johnson and Andrea Bax with Cr Judy Peters and the 10,780 paper dolls.
The ladies from Stitch and Chat art and craft group who helped the world record attempt for paper dolls.