Hundreds of kids — and kids at heart — will gather Sept. 21 to relive one of the joys of childhood as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously popping bubble wrap.
The Stevenson High School effort is for fun — every year the school attempts to break some sort of world record — but it’s also for a good cause. The attempt will take place during the school’s Spirit Fest, which raises money for a local charity.
The current bubble wrap popping record was set by 366 people in New Jersey earlier this year. Brett Erdmann, Stevenson’s community service coordinator, said the school aims to double that number, according to the high school’s Daily Digest.
Spirit Fest will run from 5-9:30 p.m. in the school’s football stadium.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Christopher Steele Foundation, which provides funding for institutions and individuals researching brain tumors. The foundation was created in memory of a 2000 Stevenson graduate who died from brain cancer in 2006.
Other festivities will include a dunk booth staffed by teachers, an inflatable obstacle course, a silent auction, human bowling and a 5K spirit walk that will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Spirit Fest will conclude with a fireworks show.
Admission is $10 per person or $20 for a family of three, $25 for a family of four and $30 for families of five or more.