Next month's Celtic Festival organisers are hoping to set a new Guinness world record for the most number of people dressed as leprechuans in one place.TRENT HORNEMAN January 29, 2014 4:04am
Tiffany Graham, Kirsty Read, Ty Read and Chrissy Ryan hope to be among 2014 leprechauns at the Echuca Moama Celtic Festival in March.
A crowd of leprechauns could put Echuca-Moama on the world map.
Celtic Festival organisers are hoping to set a new Guinness world record for the most number of people dressed as leprechauns in one place.
In order for the festival to break the world record, it would need 1264 people dressed in a green top hat, green waist coat, black pants, shoes and red beard.
Echuca-Moama Show Society has taken control of the festival this year.
President Peter White said the rules for the world record were simple.
‘‘People are to be dressed in full costume, consisting of a green top hat, green waist coat, black pants, appropriate shoes and of course a red beard,’’ he said.
‘‘Participants are asked to congregate and stand together for five minutes to break the current record.’’
Mr White said he hoped the world record attempt would become an annual event.
‘‘A place in Ireland called Bandon holds the world record and they have challenged us to break it,’’ Mr White said.
The people of Bandon gathered in a town street for St Patrick’s Day in 2012 to set the record.
Mr White said in light of it being 2014, organisers wanted to have 2014 people dressed as leprechauns.
Festival publicity officer Kirsty Read said the Echuca-Moama Celtic Festival had set an ambitious target.
‘‘What could be more different than 2000-plus leprechauns running around town,’’ she said.
‘‘We aim to turn Echuca-Moama green, break the record and get the Echuca-Moama Celtic Festival on the international celtic festival map.
‘‘We aim to make this a local community event that also draws the international crowd. We want to make the festival a success.’’
Mr White said he wanted locals to get behind the festival and the world record attempt, with plenty of volunteer labour needed to help the event become a success.
‘‘With 2014 being the first year the Celtic festival will be held with the new format and a new venue, organisers were looking for something different and new to give the festival a new lease of life,’’ he said.
Mr White said the festival could also host a Gaelic football match at the showground during the festival.
The Echuca-Moama Celtic Festival will be on March 14 to 16 at Echuca showgrounds.
Relay For Life participants took to Shepparton's Princess Park at the weekend to raise funds for the fight against cancer, support those battling the disease and remember those who have lost their fight.
Fine weather and a strong number of athlete registrations will ensure this weekend’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival is another huge success.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
To celebrate National Children’s Week Campaspe shire is hosting an activities day at Apex Park tomorrow with groups providing interesting activities for babies through to kinder aged children.
Maribeth, Angelica, Faye and Reynaldo Dipasupil have become Australian citizens at a ceremony in Echuca recently.
KCLC supported Southern Processing win award
Members celebrate over the weekend.
Berrigan Shire was this week approved for a low interest loan from the state government to undertake flood mitigation works.
Frank Hill is thrilled with his repaired 1948 grey Fergie.
A part of motorsport history comes to Cobram, with local business performing a full restoration of Jack Brabham’s championship F2 BT18.
Sunny skies for Deniliquin Caulfield Cup Day race meet.
NSW has announced an increase in water allocations for Murray and Murrumbidgee irrigators.
Lions Benalla donates $1200 to buy a bar code reader for Lorraine Billman who will soon be able to go shopping without her husband.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.