- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Hundreds of brightly colored tissue-and-papier-mache creations strung along a fence helped festival organizers in Virginia claim the world record for the largest display of pinatas.

¿Que Pasa? Festival of Virginia organizer Lisa Zajur tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the 1,013 pinatas lining the city’s Canal Walk on Saturday more than doubled the previous record of 504. That record was set in 2008 in an event organized by the Union de Locatarios del Mercado Municipal in Mexico.

Guinness World Records still has to certify the record.

The pinata display at the annual celebration of Virginia’s Latino community was part of an effort to raise money for a mentoring and leadership program for Hispanic youth.

The display included SpongeBob, Olaf, Rubik’s Cubes and Angry Birds. They were donated from across the state.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com

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