26,000 jack-o'-lanterns not enough for record

October 25, 2010 6:38:04 AM PDT
A great wall of grinning gourds in north suburban Highwood Saturday night was not gargantuan enough for a world record.More than 26,000 jack-o'-lanterns were set aglow at the Great Pumpkin Festival.

Organizers were trying to break the Guinness world record for the most jack-o'-lanterns lit in one location.

Boston still holds the current record of just over 30,000. Highwood was trying for 32,000 jack-o'-lanterns.

The festival continues through the weekend.


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