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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 30, 2014

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By SUBMITTED PHOTO | Aug 23, 2013

Fairfield RAGBRAI committee members, Terry Baker in front; middle row, from left, Michael Halley, Julie Harvey, Tammy Thomas, Rustin Lippincott; and back, Tracy Vance, Dennis Lopp, Colin Smith and Dave Thomas wear LaughFest shirts sent by Grand Rapids, Mich. Grand Rapids set the Guinness World Records for most fake mustaches in one place at one time with 1,532 people in March at its annual Gilda LaughFest. Fairfield RAGBRAI set out to smash the record July 26, and had more than 2,000 people don fake mustaches to play on its theme tagline, “Hold On to Your Handlebars” for RAGBRAI’s overnight stop in Fairfield. Guinness World Records has not officially bestowed the title to Fairfield, but in the spirit of good sportsmanship and anticipation, Grand Rapids conceded the title and exchanged T-shirts between the two towns. “While it is tough for LaughFest to give up our title, we are glad to know it is going to a community that is also known as one of its state’s ‘economic superstars,’” said Wendy Wigger, president. “We extend our sincere congratulations to the Cirque de Fairfield supporters. We are glad we could all have a smile and a laugh together.”

 

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