Miles of Smiles- Going for a World Record with Beads

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CARBONDALE (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Children from around the area are helping in an attempt to break a Guinness World Book record for a good cause

Kids at the YMCA in Carbondale took part in Miles of Smiles by helping to bead a necklace on Thursday that will eventually be seven miles long.

        As of now, the necklace is about three and a half miles.

        The current record is five miles.

         The necklace will be measured by the Guinness World Records on October third at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond.

         After that, it will be cut down into 24-inch strands of love beads to be sold for 20-dollars each to benefit a free cancer retreat for women and children.

Kids in summer camps across the region are helping bead the necklace.

         Several schools will also take part once classes begin.

Learn more about the Miles for Smiles Lonakana.org

Beading the World’s Longest Beaded Necklace

This summer we are attempting to bead the World’s Longest Beaded Necklace. This beautiful beaded necklace is already 2,100 feet, and will be 7 miles long when finished! The necklace will be officially measured by the Guinness World Records on October 2, 2018, at the Pocono Raceway.

If your school, summer camp or community group would like to help us complete this project, please contact us for the details.

Contact Maryann Corey at (201) 914-1404

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