By John Ostapkovich
ELMER, NJ (CBS) – A South Jersey campground has an event this weekend that people are dying to get into, or rather they’ll dye eggs once there.
The Jellystone Park campground in Elmer, Salem County, is swinging for the fences with an attempt to set a Guinness record for people simultaneously dying Easter eggs.
Park Manager Brian Newcomb says the current record is 316 people and he expects to have 500 to 600 at tables, ready to meet the stringent Guinness standards.
“We have time-recorded video. We have to have the area fenced-in. We have to have one person per every 50 people to guide them. We’re looking at probably 30 to 40 volunteers helping out with this event just to make sure we get the on-site stuff going and then of course we have all the stuff we have to file with Guinness afterwards.”
This is a lot of set-up for what it basically a three-minute event. “As the event starts, they’ll have their cup of dye in front of them and their hard-boiled Easter egg. We’ll count down. They’ll drop their egg into the dye and then we wait a minimum of three minutes. At the end of three minutes, they pull their eggs out and we have to verify that the egg is completely dyed all the way around. Any incomplete dying don’t count toward the record.”