Quantcast

High Time Doing High Fives in Lewistown - abc27 WHTM

High Time Doing High Fives in Lewistown

High Time Doing High Fives in Lewistown

Posted: Updated:
  • Let's Go PlacesMore>>

  • Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Perry County Man Gets Charge Out of Commute

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:09:35 GMT
    On the outside, it looks like any other pickup truck, until you look under the cargo cover."We have twelve 200 amp hour sealed lead acid batteries," explained Gary Nye, pointing to a truck bed full of batteries, wired in series. It's the power source foran electric motor in what was once a gasoline engine vehicle.Nye said he was inspired to make the power conversion every time he filled the gas tank of his SUV. He saw it as a way to save on his daily commute between Landisburg and Carlisle"I ...More >>
    On the outside, it looks like any other pickup truck, until you look under the cargo cover."We have twelve 200 amp hour sealed lead acid batteries," explained Gary Nye, pointing to a truck bed full of batteries, wired in series. It's the power source foran electric motor in what was once a gasoline engine vehicle.Nye said he was inspired to make the power conversion every time he filled the gas tank of his SUV. He saw it as a way to save on his daily commute between Landisburg and Carlisle"I ...More >>
  • Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Teenagers Earn Their Wings in Lebanon County

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:20:20 GMT
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
    At Farmer's Pride Airport in Fredericksburg, it was a summer school like none other. Nine days of learning about and flying glider planes. A unique chance for 16 Civil Air Patrol cadets to expand their abilities in aeronautics and in life.James Linker, Director, Civil Air Patrol Northeast Region,said the participants learn critical thinking skills that carry over into any walk of life."Primarily, it's an aviation exercise," said Linker, "but it's a great skill-building exercise too."Before, d...More >>
  • Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Autoharp Gathering in Perry County Draws Worldwide Participants

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:08:08 GMT
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...More >>
    For five days at the end of June, it was all things Autoharp at Little Buffalo State Park near Newport."We have people from Germany, Italy, Japan, France, Canada and from almost every state," said Neal Walters, Director of the 24th Annual Mountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering.Throughout the festival, workshops focused on playing techniques geared for all talent levels for the multi-stringed instrument from the zither family. There was even a seminar on how to play in front of an audience.Worksho...More >>
The first challenge of the day was getting all the participants in place and ready to go.

That required more than a thousand students from the Mifflin County Middle School and the Lewistown Intermediate School to file onto and line up on the schools' nearby athletic fields, ready to attempt a new world record for the longest chain of high fives. A move that took nearly an hour.

"Brad and Nancy are going to hand you a bracelet," explained Kelly Manning, an LIS teacher and head of the record attempt event. "Just grab it and keep on walking."

"Make sure your high fives are audible," Manning told the youngsters waiting eagerly to start the high five chain.

Eye witnesses with clipboards, along with still and video camera operators, were required to record and validate each individual clap of hands.

A ladder truck from a Lewistown Fire Company provided aerial photography too.

With a long blast of the fire truck siren, Manning launched the record attempt with the first high five.

Faculty and volunteer adults moved ahead of the hand smackers, making sure the waiting students were off their feet and ready to participate when the action got to them.

And, in just over twenty minutes, the enthusiastic line of high fivers, several football fields long, completed the task to a rousing cheer from all thirteen hundred and forty-two participants. The Guinness World record they were attempting to beat was eleven hundred and ten continuous high fives, credited to a hotel in Hawaii.

All witness reports and videos are now on their way to Guinness World Records in London where they will either accept or reject Lewistown's attempt at a new record. But, new record or not, the kids seemed to feel the attempt itself was one for the books.
Powered by WorldNow