Reaching for the record

“It was a pretty magnificent sight,” said Derek Unrau, regional director at Children’s Camps International. He estimated about 15,000 people attended the world record attempt Aug. 7.”It came together and that’s not without the help of hundreds of volunteers on and off the field. It was awesome to see everybody come together and do their part and make it happen,” he said.Participants harvested 250 acres of wheat with 200 combines on a 302 acre field.Pace setter combines kept the two lines travelling at 2.4 km/h. “That was part of the rules and the guys really stuck to it,” Unrau said.”The record is the most combines working simultaneously on a single field. The only time restraint was we had to exceed five minutes,” Unrau said.Harvest For Kids was held to raise awareness and funds for Children Camps International.”For as little as $5 a child, a child can experience hope in a developing country in which we have our camping programs set,” he said.

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