Campers in the Fairfax County Park Authority’s REC-Pac summer program gather to break into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Photo courtesy of REC-pac
Chantilly Crime Prevention Officer Michelle Alexander and School Resource Officers Joe Woloszyn and Josh Kennon helped break a world record on Thursday, July 23 at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum.
Along with more than 1,200 REC-Pac campers, officers highlighted the bullying issue by striving to break into the Guinness Book of World Records. The group stood in front of the museum and formed a shape of a heart with their hands for two minutes. Previously, the record holder in this category stood at 554 youths. If approved, the campers and all in attendance will make the 2016 record book.
The campers were assisted by 42 volunteer stewards from Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax County Fire & Rescue along with local residents.
REC-Pac, which stands for “Pretty Awesome Children,” is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority and is a summer program for Fairfax County children. The campers range from 1st graders to rising 7th graders. Visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/.