MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.— West Michigan has recaptured a Guinness World Record, with the help of 19,087 apples.
After crunching the numbers, organizers of October’s world record attempt determined 19,087 children from West Michigan simultaneously bit into an apple, shattering New Zealand’s previous record. All 12 school districts in Muskegon County took part in the October 24th event, along with schools in Shelby, South Haven and Otsego.
“We are very excited to have exceeded our goal of 18,000,” commented Montague and Whitehall School Districts’ Food Service Director Dan Gorman, who also serves as the chair of the 1 in 21 Healthy Muskegon County School Committee. “This event is a great way to make healthy eating fun and to remind our community about our local agriculture and access to fresh local produce.”