August 21, 2008
‘Stuffing-N-Fluffing(R)’ Teddy Bears to Go for Guinness World Record!
Noah's Ark Animal Workshop(R) has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida in an attempt to break a current Guinness World Record - the "Largest Gathering of Plush Toys". On Sept. 6, company representatives will join the girls at the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. in an effort to break the record, said Dina Amico-Kriescher, president and founder of Noah's Ark.
"Making smiles and dreams come true is what Noah's Ark Animal Workshop(R) was founded on," Amico-Kriescher said. "So, when the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida asked us to sponsor the event, we enthusiastically accepted!"As the company that inaugurated 'We Come to You(R)' "Stuff-N-Fluff(R)" workshop parties, which stimulate imagination, inspiration, and enthusiasm, Noah's Ark has donated 3,000 unstuffed teddy bears and stuffing materials to the event. The Girl Scouts and their families will come together with local Noah's Ark leader Elaine Amico, to 'take the field' for a massive, hands-on teddy bear stuffing production line, stuffing a teddy with their own hands and then making a special wish on a Rainbow Star before tucking it inside the bear in an attempt to break the current Guinness World Record. The current Guinness World Record for 'Largest Gathering of Plush Toys' is a 'Gathering of 2,304 Plush Toys' set in December 2006.
Community service is a cornerstone of who the Girl Scouts are and what they do, so they have decided to make this a community service project as well, and have selected several agencies that will be the beneficiaries of these teddy bears. Each of the selected agencies, such as the local American Red Cross Chapters, Project Night Night of Florida and area law enforcement and fire rescue agencies play an important role in meeting the needs of children in and after crisis.
For more information on Noah's Ark Animal Workshop, visit www.noahsarkworkshop.com. For more information on the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, please contact Lori Ebinger Sullivan at 954-739-7660 at extension 219, or visit www.browardgirlscouts.org.