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School Turns Food Drive into Domino Record

Melody Thueson is a fourth-grade teacher at Mae Richardson Elementary School, and she nearly helped put her school into the Guinness Book of World Records. That’s because Melody and her community of students and teachers assembled 6,877 cereal boxes, which were all eventually toppled in a domino-like fashion. Captured on a viral video in June, the display eclipsed the official Guinness World Record of 6,391.

Time and other logistical constraints prevented Guinness officials from verifying the feat, but Melody says she’s not worried about that part, since the record was only a fun byproduct. Melody said, “Our Community 101 class had to do a service project. That’s one of the requirements for the class. Our local food bank is ACCESS, and so we thought we’d try to beat the world record. Not thinking we’d actually do it, but we did.”

The cereal boxes were subsequently donated to ACCESS, which serves families in Jackson County, Oregon.

Possible Preaching Angle:

One of the hallmarks of God's economy is that generosity is multiplied. When we go out of our way to be a blessing to others, we also find ourselves blessed.

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