Clucks and yuks: LaughFest aims to regain Rubber Chicken world record

Posted at 6:48 AM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 06:48:56-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Gilda’s LaughFest is inviting the public out to recapture a world record they once held: The Largest Rubber Chicken Toss.

LaughFest and participants in Grand Rapids originally set the record at the Community Kickoff event back in 2011 with a total of 925 rubber chickens tossed all at once.  That record was broken by a church in Canada when they tossed 999 rubber chickens.

LaughFest wants the record back.

On March 10 starting at 5:30 p.m., organizers will provide 1,200 rubber chickens to people who gather at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.  The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and the official attempt to reclaim the record will happen at precisely 6:45 p.m.

LaughFest has turned the Community Kickoff into a fun way to get ready for all the comedy acts that come to perform throughout the festival.