More boaters needed for world record attempt at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend

Folks at the Lake of the Ozarks are asking you to help break a world record this weekend.  To celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial and the 90th anniversary of the Bagnell Dam, organizers are trying to line up the world’s largest boat parade on the Lake. 

The Executive Director of the Lake Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Heather Brown, says they came up with the idea when they decided to have a fireworks show as part of the Best Dam Birthday Bash.  The show would cost quite a bit of money.

“So we came up with a fundraiser of doing a boat parade.  And if we’re going to do a fundraiser of a boat parade, well let’s go ahead and try to break the world record while we’re at it.  And so we’re super excited to not only host this parade here at the Lake of the Ozarks, but hopefully we can bring the record not only to the Lake, but to Missouri as well.” 

Brown says people need to register for the event, but they’re still a few hundred boaters shy of what they need to break the record.  The record was set in Malaysia with 1180 boats.

The parade is this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.  To register, go to www.bestdambirthdaybash.com.  You can even register after the parade starts, at Dog Days restaurant.  Adjudicators from Guinness World Records will be at the event.