A Christmas in July event failed to gain enough Christmas carolers to set a world record held over this past weekend. Organizers in Frankenmuth, Michigan say they only had about 1300 of the 1800+ needed to set a world record.
Family Life Radio, St. Lorenz Church and School, Tri-Star Bank and Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth teamed up for the Michigan attempt. Postings online from Family Life Radio and Bronner’s thanked the roughly 1,300 who turned out.
Participants alternately sang “Joy to the World” and “Silent Night” as they went from home to home.
To qualify for the record more than 1800 participants were needed to carol at 10 homes over two streets. That’s the minimum standard set by Guinness World Records. The standing record was set in 2013 in Waukesha, Wis., when more than 1,800 people sang.
The attempt was reminiscent of a thousand singer event held last year when a You Tube video was produced with the intent of setting a world record.