Celebration set for snow angel record
Published: December 11, 2007 | 6897th good news item since 2003
North Dakotans are invited to Bismarck to celebrate North Dakota’s snow angel record of 2007 listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
The celebration reception will take place at noon Dec. 26 in Memorial Hall in the state Capitol building. Gov. John Hoeven and fFirst lady Mikey Hoeven have been invited to host the celebration.
The celebration is the kickoff event for Showcase North Dakota, a two-day festival of entertainment and art displays at the North Dakota Heritage Center, and Memorial Hall.
Visitors are also asked to “be an angel” by bringing non-perishable items to help those in need during both days. Drop spots for the donated items will be at vans parked in front of the Capitol and in boxes at entries to the Capitol building (the south entrance), the North Dakota State Library, and the North Dakota Heritage Center.
Refreshments will be available throughout both days, courtesy of North Dakota state employees.
“We want to make sure North Dakotans have a chance to celebrate this unique and very special world record,” said Marilyn Snyder, curator of education for the State Historical Society of North Dakota, who organized the event on the Capitol grounds on Feb. 17, when 8,962 “angels” beat the previous record of 3,784 set at Michigan Technical University in 2006.
North Dakota was the original record holder when 1,791 people participated in March 2002.
Each participant in the record-breaking snow angel event who attends the Dec. 26 celebration reception will receive a free replica of the Guinness Book of Records certificate as a keepsake of the activity that attracted national and international media coverage.