Grants Pass Denied Flower Basket Record
The Guinness Book of World Records has denied the Grants Pass attempt to set the world record for most hanging flower baskets on a technicality.
The current record was 2,968 so Downtown Services decided to attempt to break the record by hanging 3,000 baskets within the city limits of Grants Pass. The baskets were displayed May 11th from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m.
The claim was submitted to Guinness at the beginning of summer and the denial was just received. It was based on a technicality; the city limits is not a single location, therefore Guinness would not recognize the effort as a record.
The money raised did make the effort a success with donations made to the Josephine Master Gardeners, the Grants Pass Garden Club, the Chamber of Commerce and their Independence Day Fireworks show, the Towne Center Association, the annual Hanging Flower Basket Program and the next ‘Cool Yule Cash Giveaway.’