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Worlds of Fun achieves world record with can pyramid in the course of charitable food drive


KANSAS CITY, Missouri, USA /PRNewswire/ — A new Guinness World Record benefiting charity is officially titled at Worlds of Fun. Worlds of Fun Amusement Park, Harvesters: the Community Food Network, BRR Architecture, and Country Mart Foods (Associated Wholesale Grocers) are pleased to announce the official posting of the Guinness World Record for Largest Can Pyramid, a staggering 17,576 canned good structure, all to benefit Kansas City’s hungry.

Built by representatives from BRR Architecture and using cans donated by Country Mart Foods, the 16,478 pound structure took shape in the form of a perfect pyramid, 37 cans x 37 cans, with one can’s length removed from each layer progressing towards the top. The massive 15-foot-tall structure was constructed over the course of seven hours on Saturday, August 27, 2011. After breaking the Guinness record, which was set at 15,000 cans, the canned goods were boxed and donated to Harvesters, and will provide 13,396 meals to residents around Kansas City.

The record breaking attempt was part of Cans for Coasters, an annual month long canned food drive that teams up Harvesters and Worlds of Fun to offer donors a huge discount on admission. In just three years, Cans for Coasters has provided over 200,000 meals to all ages, children to senior citizens, through Harvesters network of food pantries, kitchens, and shelters.

Worlds of Fun is open weekends only through October 30, 2011, for the Halloween Haunt Halloween event.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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