Clowning around helps set a world record at the Credit Union Christmas Pageant
Thousands of pageant-goers have helped the Credit Union Christmas Pageant break a Guinness World Record – for the second year in a row.
The Guinness World Record, ‘for the largest gathering of people wearing red noses’, was achieved pageant morning with preliminary counts showing 16,092 people embraced the spirit of the event by wearing a red nose.
Pageant-goers had to wear their red noses for 10 minutes in order to beat the previous record of 15, 956, which had been set in Portugal in 2010.
Brian Gilbertson said he was thrilled with the outcome and the response from the crowd who rose to the record attempt challenge.
“It was fantastic to see a sea of red noses on pageant morning and so many people having fun and getting into the spirit of the day. It was another way for them to celebrate their clown within.”
“We must also say a huge thank you to the many volunteers who helped to make the record attempt a success, we couldn’t have done it without them. And also to Flinders University student Rebecca O’Dell who volunteered her time as part of her studies to help coordinate the attempt.”
While he couldn’t give away too much information, Mr Gilbertson said consideration would be given to another record attempt to celebrate the 80th year of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant in 2012 and the chance to try for three records in a row.
This is the second year in a row a Guinness World Record has been broken at the Credit Union Christmas Pageant.
In 2010, pageant goers broke the Guinness World Record for the largest group of Carol Singers.
The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is owned and managed by the South Australian Tourism Commission on behalf of the South Australian Government and sponsored by four leading credit unions in South Australia – People’s Choice Credit Union, Community CPS Australia, Credit Union SA and Police Credit Union.
In 2012, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant will celebrate the 80th year of the Pageant on Saturday, November 10.