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Jamboree will attempt world record

The annual Rocky Mountain ATV Jamboree in Sevier and Paiute Counties will be going for a world record on Sept. 16 if organizers have anything to say about it.

The organizing committee has decided to go after the world record for the highest number of ATV's in a single parade. The parade is an annual event that sparks off the Jamboree which goes for nearly a week in September every year. This year the parade has been dedicated to Mark Fuellenbach, an avid supporter the Jamboree who died suddenly last spring in Price while attending some business meetings. Fuellenbach and his family had either owned or been the publishers of the Richfield Reaper for 75 years when he passed away. The Reaper is a sister paper to the Sun Advocate. Both are owned by Brehm Communications of San Diego, Calif.

Jamboree participants, guides, volunteers and citizens from communities throughout Utah will line up and attempt to break the world record for the "largest parade of quad bikes (ATVs)".The line up will be on the west side of the Richfield City pool along Technology Drive starting at 5:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Riders must be in line by no later than 6:30 pm in order to participate. As the parade finishes and if the world record is broken, there will be special commemorative stickers available for those who participated. Being in the parade, and receiving a sticker are free of charge.

In July a Minnesota group broke the standing world rector in Silver Bay, Minn. The All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota attempted to line up more than 2,000 ATVs into the longest parade documented for Guinness World Records. Group spokesman Les Schermerhorn said they fell short, but their count was 1,632 ATVs which broke the standing record of 1,138 that was set by the Harlan County Ridge Runners of Evarts, Ky., in 2006.

The organizers of the Richfield parade said that three-wheeler and side-by-side ATVs don't count. The parade numbers must come from regular quad machines.




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