On Saturday, June 25, the town of Lyons will be attempting to set a Guinness World Record for the largest mass of people drawing on Etch-A-Sketches at the same time. The event is called “Sketch-A-Palooza” and hundreds of sketchers are expected. Registered participants are still needed! At least 250 sketchers are required, all sketching the same
thing at the same time. Now is the time to register, especially if you need to order an Etch-A-Sketch. You can order yours and register online at SketchAPalooza.com.
Sketcher, Jeff Gagliardi
“Sketch-A-Palooza” coincides with the 35th Annual Lyons Good Old Days Celebration. Organizers Clark Hodge and Jeff Gagliardi see it as a perfect fit for Lyons and the Good Old Days festival. Planned as a family event, kids from 1 to 101 are invited. “It will be tons of fun! Artistic talent is optional, but enthusiasm is mandatory,” says Hodge.
To set the Guinness World Record, participants must be willing to draw the same subject (currently the idea is a likeness of Steamboat Mountain) on a full-size Etch-A-Sketch. No “pocket” or “miniature” styles will be accepted. Participants must supply their own Etch-a-Sketch or they are also available at the event website for only $10 (must be ordered by June 22). On-site event check-in will run from 9 to 10 a.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, June 25, at Sandstone Park in Lyons.
Any extra proceeds or Etch-A-Sketch toys available after the event will be donated to the local schools and worthy causes in the Denver metro area, including Lyons Elementary, Lyons Montessori, Lyons Boy Scouts, Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti and Children’s Hospital. For more information about how you can get involved, go to the above website, or call (720) 432-ETCH.