The estimated crowd in Minto was three-thousand-people for their "Ton
of Chili" event.
The weight of all the chili cooked was 24-hundred-40-pounds, according
to organizer Chris Misialek. Misialek tells KXPO the weight was 2,440-pounds.
It was about one-thousand-pounds more than the previous record.
Since they want to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the
biggest pot of chili cooked, Misialek says they've documented this. They've
recorded this on video. There's certified paperwork to send to the Guinness
World Record offices in New York and in London. They'll review it. Misialek
thinks it'll take about a month or two before they find out if they made the
record or if they forgot something in the procedure and didn't. Misialek says
they know they made the record on weight alone.
Misialek says this was a community event, not just a Minto event.
He wanted to put Minto on the map by trying for the Guinness record but
Misialek says people from other communities from a 30-mile radius helped too.
Misialek says the community involvement was great and it was a good time.
The chili was pretty good too.
The established record is one-thousand-438-point-three pounds of chili cooked.
Members of the Keystone Aquatic Club in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was set on July 19th,