The World’s Largest Sundae – built in Kingston, NY
The City of Kingston will get some world-wide recognition thanks to our hometown Boice Brothers Dairy and the many volunteers and sponsors that put on a community event like no other. Assembling enough people to build a 1606 ft. sundae is no small task and everyone who participated was up to the challenge. The event was staged in commemoration of Boice Bros. Dairy 100 years of operation in Kingston. After all of the proper verification from photos, videos, and affidavits, The Guinness Book of World Records will record Sunday’s colossal dairy treat as a The World’s Largest Sundae. Of course like all records someone will likely top it in time, but that just means we will all get to have a heckuva lot of fun all over again.
As a community event goes, over 5000 people participated in one way or another and $20,000 was raised for the Hudson River Stewards Program, according to an article in the Times Herald Record. The Stewards program is coordinated by the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Clearwater, with its intent being to educate children on the importance of the Hudson River through interactive learning experiences.
Recording the full size of the sundae was very difficult because it stretched the length of over five football fields, but we did the best we could and captured some memories of our community at its best having some fun.