Students Attempt To Set New World Marker Record

Misericordia University students hoped to mark their place in the “Guinness Book of World Records” when they connected more than 1,400 Crayola Erasable Markers end-to-end in an attempt to create a new world record. The project was orchestrated by the Student Government Association (SGA) as part of a world record-themed “Springfest Weekend,” which was designed to add some fun to the last week of classes at the campus.

The marker project involved dozens of student volunteers who spent an entire Saturday afternoon connecting 1,432 markers for a chain that measured 628 feet in length that was constructed along a walkway across the center of campus. Don Spencer, a surveyor with Borton-Lawson Engineering, volunteered his time and equipment to accurately measure the distance. His report along with a video of the process and other documentation will be submitted to the “Guinness Book of World Records” for confirmation.

Other “Springfest Weekend” events included “Touch the Van” and “Stuff the Van” contests, a wing eating contest, and salon-a-thon and dance-a-thon programs.