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A Call to Arms: Westport Breaks World Record

Sorry, London — it looks like Westport may now hold the world record for the most people arm wrestling at the same time. On Friday afternoon, 214 students, teachers, parents and members of the Westport community joined arms at the Staples High School cafeteria in an attempt to break the record of 206 people, which was set in London in 2008.

Once Guinness certifies the numbers, Westport will become the official titleholder. But the event was about more than just breaking a world record, it was also a fundraiser sponsored by the Staples chapter of the Service League of Boys, or SLOBs.

About $1,070 was raised. There was a $5 cost to participate in the arm-wrestling challenge. All money raised will go toward buying supplies for Service Sunday, the group's annual day of service during which various projects are completed for needy organization around town.

What do you think about Westport's possibly being in the Guinness Book of World Records?

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