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Floatin' for kinship

Photo by Chris Happel

They didn't set a record this year, but an impressive 428 people turned out for Kinship of the Perham Area's first-ever attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest group of people out floating on the water in their own personal flotation devices. Michelle Baker, a representative of the local Kinship, said it's likely they will try again next year. Though more than 800 people would have had to show up to break the current world record, the turnout wasn't bad at all, Baker said, "given that it usually takes an average of four years" for groups attempting to break a Guinness record to achieve their goal. "It was a beautiful day," Baker said. "Seeing all those people floating in the water was pretty cool." The event, a fundraiser for Kinship, was held this past Saturday on Little Pine Lake, behind Zorbaz in Perham. Dave Edvall, in the Perham flying club's plane, helped make this picture possible.