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Newry aiming to break world record for most snowmen in one place

Newry is aiming to host the world's largest gathering of people dressed as snowmen in one place, with council chairwoman Gillian Fitzpatrick getting in on the act
John Monaghan

NEWRY could be in line to break a global record next week, with the world's largest gathering of people dressed as snowmen in one place.

A Guinness World Record attempt will be made in the Buttercrane Centre on Thursday November 17 at 6pm, culminating in the arrival of Santa in the centre by train and the switching on of the Christmas tree lights.

Buttercrane Centre manager Peter Murray said: "We’re looking for families to be part of this unique event – we have costumes for adults and children and we need 400 people to be part of this unique event and start our Christmas celebrations in a gigantic way.

"The current world record stands at 333 and we want to break that to give Buttercrane Shopping Centre and Newry City its own unique world record."

Anyone interested in joining the world record attempt is asked to call into the centre to pick up a costume on Friday or Saturday.

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