Nut­bush at­tempt post­poned

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Or­gan­is­ers of a 2017 Hor­sham ef­fort to win back a Nut­bush dance world record are con­sid­er­ing fresh op­tions after can­celling the Novem­ber 26 at­tempt.

Event man­ager Mark Rad­ford said that de­spite a lack of time to or­gan­ise the num­ber of par­tic­i­pants needed to break a new Guin­ness World Record set by a Queens­land school, the idea re­mained alive.

“We’re not done yet,” he said. “How­ever, with a lit­tle over three weeks out from the event, we sim­ply haven’t got enough peo­ple reg­is­tered to run a cred­i­ble at­tempt.

“Cur­rently with our com­mu­nity mem­bers who have signed up and the good num­bers of pri­mary school stu­dents in­ter­ested, we would have about 200 dancers at best.

“Even tak­ing into ac­count the in­evitable reg­is­tra­tions at Hor­sham Kan­na­ma­roo Fes­ti­val, set­ting a new world record of 522 dancers is a long way off us­ing this method.”

Mr Rad­ford said next year or­gan­is­ers would meet Hor­sham dis­trict school prin­ci­pals to dis­cuss a pos­si­ble record at­tempt, dur­ing school hours to pro­mote healthy liv­ing and ex­er­cise.

“This is what River­mount Col­lege in Queens­land did to set their higher record,” he said.

Mr Rad­ford said Nut­bush Hor­sham Com­mit­tee mem­bers thanked sup­port­ers of the 2017 at­tempt.

He added the com­mit­tee would is­sue re­funds as re­quired and dancers could keep their sou­venir t-shirts.

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