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Published February 09, 2013, 03:42 PM

Lots of snow angels, but no world record in Duluth

DULUTH - Hundreds of people filled Duluth's Malosky Stadium with snow angels on Saturday morning but fell short of setting a world record.

By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune, INFORUM

DULUTH - Hundreds of people filled Duluth's Malosky Stadium with snow angels on Saturday morning but fell short of setting a world record.

Crystal Taylor, publicity chairwoman for “Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause” said 1,877 people participated in the event, leaving the record of 8,962 set in Bismarck, N.D., in 2007 intact.

The event, staged by Rotary of Duluth Club 25 and the Proctor High School DECA club, was a fundraiser for Global Team for Local Initiatives. Taylor said about $14,000 was raised. The money will go toward helping to provide clean drinking water for the Hamar, an indigenous people in Ethiopia.

Additional athletic fields at the University of Minnesota Duluth had been set aside in hopes of making 9,000 or more snow angels, but Griggs Field, inside the Malosky Stadium complex, proved to be enough to hold everyone.

It was a positive experience even if it wasn’t a record-setter, Taylor said.

“There was just such a great energy and vibe,” she said. “It was a lot of fun, and we made our best attempt.”

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