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Posted on 29th October 2010 at 08:02

The City of St. Helens has once again been transformed into “HalloweenTowne,” and in connection with this celebration, the Olde Towne Business Association is planning an attempt to set a world record tomorrow. They’re trying to set a Guinness World Record for “Largest Gathering of People Dressed in Halloween Costumes.” A number of activities are planned in downtown St. Helens, including Twilight Tour Vampire Makeovers from noon to 3 pm, “Dogtoberfest” and a Pet Fair from 3 to 5 pm, the Little Spooks Parade at 4:30 pm, a Kids Costume Party from 4:30 to 8 pm at The Vault, and the Election of the Mayor of HalloweenTowne at 5:30 pm. The “BilgeRats ‘N Pyrettes” band is also scheduled to perform at 6 pm. Registration for the costume count begins at 4 pm on Saturday, with the official count starting at 5 pm. Admission to the count is a canned food donation, which will go to the Columbia County Food Bank. It’s possible that the folks in St. Helens could have a shot, as the current Guinness record for a “Halloween gathering” is 394 people, set last year in London. However, it’s likely that the record would be extremely short-lived, as they’re planning to try and set a record at the Sunday Night Football game in New Orleans. The Louisiana Superdome seats nearly 73,000 people.