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Redmond Town Center officials believe egg dyers set Guinness World Record
“We think we did it!” exclaimed Courtney Klein, property manager for Redmond Town Center (RTC), when asked if the Guinness World Record was broken for "The Most People Dyeing Eggs At One Time" last Saturday.
Redmond Police Chief Ron Gibson and Redmond Fire Department Chief Tommy Smith stayed after the event and counted the eggs, verifying the number. Despite the pouring rain and the wind, hundreds braved the weather and came out to RTC for the event. RTC records show that 680 Redmond kids and their families dyed eggs. The record to beat was 317.
There were many stringent requirements to make this event official. For example, in order to participate fully, each participant had to keep his/her egg submerged in the dye completely for a minimum of three minutes. After the three minutes were up, participants had to simultaneously remove their eggs from the dye using their spoons. Guinness World Records rules also state that the entire event must be videotaped and photographs supplied. Now, the paperwork and videotapes are being sent to London to get the documentation approved. It’s not “official” until Guinness World Records approves it and sends back the “official” certificate.
The world-record attempt was originally envisioned by RTC and SPIRIT 105.3 radio station. NWCN (NorthWest Cable News) became a media partner and featured the attempt on their Community Road Show. Smith Brothers Farms donated all the eggs, and the Redmond Marriott Town Center boiled them all the night before.
It could take a few weeks to a few months for Guinness World Records to verify the attempt and make the event part of the history books.