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Join the Banana Split World Record Attempt!

Cassowary Coast Regional Council is joining with Feast of the Senses organisers in calling on people of all ages to join in next weekend's banana split world record attempt.

Organisers need people of all ages to each build one or two metres of a banana split to make a whopping 8km long split - using 40,000 local bananas, dragon fruit, yoghurt and ice cream.

The world record attempt will be staged on Innisfail's Callendar Park oval from 4pm on Saturday 25 March. A $12 ticket will guarantee a piece of the banana split building action, a cap, certificate and the chance to eat what you created!  If you buy your ticket before the day it will also guarantee free entry into the Feast of the Senses Market Day Extravaganza on Sunday 26 March.

The current banana split world record is held by a Pennsylvanian town in USA.

Cr Ben Heath said "let's put the Cassowary Coast on the world stage with a world record". "We need everyone's help - thousands of participants and also volunteers."

Mayor John Kremastos said the world record attempt was an outstanding opportunity to showcase the region's assets to national and international audiences.

"Agriculture is the backbone of our economy and we are the largest producers of bananas in Australia so this world record attempt is the perfect fit for our region," he said.

The attempt will be streamed live by Guinness Book of Records through Facebook Live, reaching a potential audience of 14 million people. It is also being televised domestically and overseas, with Queenslander Weekender among those covering it.

Banana split tickets can be bought online at www.feastofthesenses.com.au/content/tickets/, by phoning 0447 037 476 or by visiting the Feast of the Senses office at 37 Rankin St. They can also be bought at the gate. For more information visit www.feastofthesenses.com.au

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Posted 17 March 2017