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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Spearville teens hope to break world record

  • Kim Durler was hoping the recent snowfall would lend some much needed moisture to her backyard. But there's no snow to be found at her Spearville home; at least on the ground.
    Durler's son Logan and a group of his friends spent the weekend working on what they hope will be crowned the world's largest snowball.
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  • Kim Durler was hoping the recent snowfall would lend some much needed moisture to her backyard. But there's no snow to be found at her Spearville home; at least on the ground.
    Durler's son Logan and a group of his friends spent the weekend working on what they hope will be crowned the world's largest snowball.
    "They got the idea in between scooping off driveways when they made a small snowball and were throwing it around," Durler said.
    Logan and his friends Hunter Stephenson and Rock Strecker Jr. then took their idea a little further. After some online research, the boys found the world's largest snowball record is currently held by a group from Massachusettes who made a snowball 23 feet 2.5 inches in circumference and is 7 feet 4 inches high.
    Durler said it took the boys a few days to make the snowball and after taking a few breaks and calling in some more recruits to help roll the giant snowball, their final product measured in at 7 feet 7 inches tall and 25 feet in circumference.
    The group has contacted Guinness World Record officials and sent in photos and videos of the snowball.
    They will know if they are record holders in 4 to 6 weeks.

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