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Forum News Service, Published February 07 2013

Duluth wants to break snow angel record

DULUTH – Duluth is about to take Bismarck’s challenge lying down.

With its arms and legs waving in the snow.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, thousands of people will lie in the snow on athletic fields at the University of Minnesota Duluth, trying to make enough snow angels at once to get into Guinness World Records. In the process, they’ll raise tens of thousands of dollars to help provide clean drinking water for an indigenous people in Ethiopia. The “Make Your Mark: Angels for a Cause” event is the brainchild of the Rotary of Duluth Club 25 and the Proctor High School DECA club. The goal is to have at least 9,000 people make snow angels simultaneously, topping the mark of 8,962 set on the North Dakota state Capitol grounds on Feb. 17, 2007.

With people donating money to participate, Angels for a Cause is expected to raise $28,000 for the clean-water project, said Crystal Taylor, a Rotary Club member who is publicity chairwoman of Angels for a Cause.

A second goal is to do something big enough to bring attention to Duluth.

“We really want to put Duluth on the map,” Taylor said.