Voyageur Crew Members Break World Record

     Adam Maxwell and Billi Kreutzer helped  break the world record for the largest snowball fight.  The record has since been broken but the fact remains, they along with 3,027 other people held the title for the Guiness Book of World Records Largest Snowball Fight.  


   The snowball fight was held during the Wauconda Lion’s Club Winter Festival on January 29, 2005.  The festival was revived after a hiatus of over 30 years and organizers wanted to kick it off right.  People from all over Northern Illinois arrived in droves to participate in the snowball fight and break the previous record of 2,473 held by an Alpine town in Sweden.

     The Wauconda, IL record for the largest Snowball Fight didn’t last long.  On February 10, 2006, students and alumni from Michigan Tech along with community members of Houghton, Michigan gathered to break the record.  On that day 3,749 people fought with snow and took over the World Record Title.  

     Snowball fights are a favorite activity of people who live in Northern Climates.  I still get satisfaction from tossing snow at people and I know my children love to throw it at me and each other.  It would be great fun to try to break that record, maybe something to consider for the Gunflint Trail Winter Tracks Festival?

     Thanks to the Daily Times of Arlington, IL and Adam’s dad Scott for the information on the World Record.  Congratulations Adam and Billi, I’m proud of you!  To read more about the history of snowball fights you can check out Wikipedia.