SOURCE: Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

January 11, 2010 11:27 ET

World's Largest Pie Fight -- A Guinness World Record

GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwire - January 11, 2010) - What do you get when you mix 434 people, 1,200 pies and 3,750 square feet of Anso nylon carpet? The world's Largest Pie Fight, certified by Guinness World Records.

Dalton-based Shaw Industries, the world's largest carpet manufacturer and a leading flooring provider, made a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD attempt for the world's Largest Pie Fight on Jan. 7 and was successful. The pie fight, which took place at Embassy Suites Outdoor World in Grapevine, Tex. on Shaw's Anso nylon carpet, is designed to demonstrate Anso nylon's superior ability to repel stains and to be easily cleaned. The world record attempt involved 1,200 pies of various flavors including cherry, chocolate and apple.

Shaw's Guinness World Records achievement shattered the previous Largest Pie Fight world record of 269 participants, which was set by the television show "LIVE! With Regis and Kelly" on Sept. 17, 2009. Danny Girton Jr., Guinness World Records adjudications manager, was on-site to verify the Largest Pie Fight designation and presented Shaw with a certificate recognizing the achievement. The 60-second pie fight in Grapevine took place at 5:30 p.m. in a tent adjacent to the Embassy Suites Outdoor World.

Following the world record event, Shaw cleaned approximately 3,000 pounds of pie from the carpet and displayed the previously pie-covered results in the lobby of the Embassy Suites in Grapevine, Tex.

In connection with the pie fight event, Shaw is making a monetary donation to a local affiliate of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic-relief hunger charity. The company's donation will provide up to 70,000 meals for hungry individuals in 13 Texas counties.

For more information, contact the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-800-457-6338.

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