Resolution J3535-2013

Congratulating Sally Marsh and the members of Sally's Hootenanny upon the occasion of their designation as new World Record holders by the ;.us on;Guinness Book of World Records;.us off;

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  • Feb 27, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 27, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Sally  Marsh and the members of
Sally's Hootenanny upon the occasion of their designation as  new  World
Record  holders  for the Most People Singing "Old MacDonald" at One Time
by the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this  Legislative  Body  to  take  note  of
certain  extraordinary  individuals  and  organizations  whose abounding
spirit and good humor serve to enhance the vitality of their communities
and inspire the citizens of the great State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in accord with its long-stand-
ing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  congratulate
the members of Sally's Hootenanny upon the occasion of their designation
as  new  World Record holders for Most People Singing "Old MacDonald" at
One Time by the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS; and
  WHEREAS, The new record for Most People Singing "Old MacDonald" at One
Time according to the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS,  was  set  by  the
members of Sally's Hootenanny on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the Quak-
er Amphitheater in Allegany State Park, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  For  over  42  celebrated years, Sally Marsh has held weekly
hootenannies during summers at the Quaker Amphitheater in Allegany State
Park; a former employee of the park, she has invited adults and children
of all ages to have fun singing along to classic  American  songs  since
1971; and
  WHEREAS,  One  of the standing highlights of Sally's Hootenanny is the
singing of "Old MacDonald," where anyone who wishes is allowed  to  sing
their  own animal verse to the group; the music only ends when all those
wishing to sing have done so, often  resulting  in  50  or  more  people
taking their whimsical turn; and
  WHEREAS,  After  one  fantastic  evening of many singers, the idea was
proposed of setting a world record for the song; with the co-sponsorship
of Allegany State Park, the group commenced the Sally's Hootenanny World
Record Attempt 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Sally Marsh personally led the planning  and  worked  closely
with  volunteers;  she then contacted the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS
and ensured that every rule was followed so that the event  would  be  a
tremendous success; and
  WHEREAS,  The  members  of Sally's Hootenanny followed a strict set of
guidelines from the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD  RECORDS;  organizers  regis-
tered  and  photographed  every  individual present for the event, vide-
otaped the entire attempt, and had officials fill out multiple pages  of
paperwork, stating they witnessed the event; and
  WHEREAS,  Once  counted, over 350 participants came together on August
17, 2013, to sing "Old MacDonald," successfully  breaking  the  previous
record of 332 set in Italy, in 2009; and
  WHEREAS,  The  following  week, members of the group were overjoyed to
receive word from the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS of their  placement
on the organization's official register; and
  WHEREAS, Sally's Hootenanny's delightful contributions to the communi-
ty  and auspicious new record merit the recognition and respectful trib-
ute of this Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Sally Marsh and the members of Sally's Hootenanny upon the
occasion of their designation as  new  World  Record  holders  for  Most
People Singing "Old MacDonald" at One Time by the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD
RECORDS; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sally Marsh, and to the Allegany State Park.

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