GRAND RAPIDS (WWJ/AP) – Organizers of a second annual festival of laughter in Grand Rapids are hoping to start this year’s event in record fashion.

“Gilda’s LaughFest” announced Wednesday that organizers want to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing animal noses.

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They say people will be asked to wear fake chicken beaks on March 8.  Those wishing to participate should plan to arrive at downtown’s Rosa Parks Circle around 5 p.m. with the official attempt at the record to take place at 6 p.m.  Everyone will be provided with an official LaughFest chicken beak.

Last year, the event’s kickoff broke a Guinness World Record for the number of people tossing rubber chickens at one time.

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LaughFest runs March 8-18. It’s sponsored by the nonprofit Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and honors the memory of comedian Gilda Radner.

Get more information about the event at this link.

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