Dolls at­tempt world record

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

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.

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