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Event takes aim at picnic record

The Family Y and Georgia Bank and Trust present a Miracle Concert featuring Amy Grant on Sunday, Oct. 12, at First Tee of Augusta. The event will also include an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Family Picnic. Tickets are on sale for $10 at all Georgia Bank and Trust locations, at Family Y locations, online at, or to charge by phone at 803-278-4TIX.

The existing Guinness Record for "Largest Picnic" is 8,000, set in Spain in 1999. In order to attain the record, everyone must eat at once and include two food items and a drink in the meal. The record attempt will be made at 5:15 p.m. at the event. Participants may bring their own picnic or purchase a meal on site. Gates open at 2 p.m. with local entertainment and the Monkey Joe's Fun Zone. The main show and concert begin at 4 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will support the building of a Miracle League baseball field, a specially designed field for disabled children and young adults. For more information about the event or the Miracle League, logon to

Web posted on Thursday, September 18, 2008

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