Jun 25, 2010
Groucho Marxists in Hillsboro
"A Multitude of Marxists: Thick eyebrows, black glasses and mustaches may be Hillsboro's claim to fame. On Saturday, at Celebrate Hillsboro Presented by Intel Oregon, several thousand people donned Grouch Marx glasses in a bid to break the Guiness record for most people wearing a Groucho Marx mask in one place. Toni Carlo, a vice president for United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, says more than 3,400 people took part. IF that number is certified, it would break the record of 3,000 people who wore the goofy glasses at a minor league baseball game in Springfield, Mo., in July. United Way provided the glasses. The Hillsboro event continues today."
---From the caption presumably written by Olivia Bucks, who is given credit for the photo above it, from August 2007. The event was placed into the Guiness Book of World Records. See also: