All you can eat, free ice cream event setIf you enjoy ice cream, Cavalier is the place to be June 9. I can guarantee two things: 1) the price (free) is right; and 2) you’ll be able to eat all you want. Everyone’s invited.
By: By Ryan Bakken, Forum Communications Co., The Jamestown Sun
CAVALIER, N.D. — If you enjoy ice cream, Cavalier is the place to be June 9.
I can guarantee two things: 1) the price (free) is right; and 2) you’ll be able to eat all you want. Everyone’s invited.
A free dessert buffet? That’s tough to beat.
LiGht, a Pembina County youth church group, will be serving 600 feet of sundaes that day.
Yes, the sundae will extend for two city blocks — the length of two football fields. The group’s math has estimated that will take 150 gallons of ice cream. The required amount of toppings is still under investigation.
“People will always remember, even if anything goes terribly poorly, that we had this attempt,” said Kyle Gagner, a LiGht leader. “If it goes well, we’ll go in the record books.”
According to Guinness World Records, the longest sundae is 321 feet, double what it was a few years ago when LiGht members started investigating the idea.
The idea came several years ago from Renae Kemp. No, she’s not a member of the Kemps Ice Cream family. The former Cavalier student had been part of a group that had set the record for world’s largest kazoo band and wanted LiGht to have its own distinction.
How can you go wrong with ice cream in the summer?
“This is an opportunity for our youth group to have a presence in Cavalier,” Gagner said. “Our main goal is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and we’re doing that through ice cream.
“We don’t have an agenda,” she said. “We’re just trying to break a record and have a great time.”
There is no shortage of potential records. Last week alone, the records broken included:
* Largest Simultaneous Dance Routine (264,188 people).
* World’s Largest Chocolate Sculpture (18,239 pounds).
* World’s Oldest Male Eurovision Song Contest entrant (Englebert Humperdinck, 76).
* Fastest Movie to Reach $1 Billion in Box Office Gross (“The Avengers, 10 days).
Free sundaes beats them all.
Ryan Bakken is a reporter
at the Grand Forks Herald, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.