Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

March 30, 2014

Group again tries to set Guiness record

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP (AP) — Another attempt is being made to set a new Guinness World Record for “The Most Rosie the Riveters in One Place.”

Last year, organizers of an effort to save portions of the historic Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter once worked failed to set the record. Save the Bomber Plant activists are trying again Saturday.

There’s no current record, but in order to establish one, they needed a turnout of at least 250 appropriately dressed Rosies. Last year, 143 Rosies showed up.

The record attempt is part of an ongoing effort to raise the millions necessary to save part of the former Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti Township. The group said Friday it must raise $1.5 million in the next few weeks to prevent demolition.

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