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Ohio girl organizes effort that breaks world record for number of costumed 'Oz' characters

December 31, 2014 - 12:22 AM

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio - A 9-year-old Ohio girl has made her "Wizard of Oz" dream come true.

Reece Veatch (VEECH), who lives in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek, wanted to break a world record. Not just any world record: she wanted to assemble the largest number of people dressed like Oz characters ever in one place.

So costumed as Dorothy, she gathered with more than a thousand Scarecrows, Tin Woodsmen, Cowardly Lions and others in June at The Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The 1,093 costumed characters broke the previous record gathering of 446, which had occurred in England.

The museum says Guinness issued the certificate recently confirming the record.

The museum in Garland's hometown stages an annual festival and honours the actress who portrayed Dorothy in the classic 1939 movie.

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