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World bikini parade record stands
An attempt to break the world record for most women parading in bikinis failed Saturday at Paddlefish Days in Madison Lake, Minn., an organizer said.
The dozens of women — and a couple of men — who showed up in two-piece swim suits fell far short of the 451 needed to earn a place in the Guinness Book of World Records mark, the Mankato Free Press reported.
The newspaper counted only about 39 bikini tops, while KEYC-TV reported more than 75.
A majority of the Madison Lake City Council had expressed opposition to the bikini event as part of the family-centered festival in the town of under 1,000 people and doubts about the charity involved — a group focusing on the importance of Vitamin D in cancer prevention, the Free Press said. But First Amendment rights won out in the end.
Organizer Cynthia Frederick said there will be a bikini parade next year, but not in Madison Lake.
“We’ve been invited to Eagle Lake to march next year in their Tater Days parade,” Frederick said.
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