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Mich. City Plans Huge Salad Bar In World Record Attempt

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HUDSONVILLE (WWJ/AP) - A West Michigan city’s celebration of its agricultural heritage is expected to include a salad bar that may be one for the record books.

Locally-grown lettuce, cabbage, radishes, celery, carrots, onions, zucchini, cucumbers and peppers are planned for the 680-foot-long salad bar in Hudsonville, about 25 minutes southwest of Grand Rapids. All those vegetables are expected to weigh nearly 5,000 pounds.

Organizers want to set a Guinness World Records mark for the longest continuous salad bar. Guinness says the current record was set by a 660-foot, 4,548-pound salad bar in South Africa in 2002.

Salads will be served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 27.

Hudsonville’s world-record attempt is part of the Saladbowl Bash, which also includes live entertainment, vendor booths, a bike parade and a spelling bee.

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