Guinness World Record attempt in Richmond hopes to gather 1,000 Rosie lookalikes

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Guinness World Record attempt underway to gather 1,000 Rosie the Riveter lookalikes in Richmond

Local girls and women who can put together a Rosie the Riveter costume by Aug. 15 have a chance to set a Guinness World Record in Richmond.

On that date, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Park is planning a “Rosie Rally” in order to set the Guinness record for “The Largest Gathering of People Dressed as a Rosie the Riveter.”

From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., park officials hope more than 1,000 women dressed as Rosies will gather at Rosie the Riveter Memorial in Marina Park (corner of Regatta Boulevard and Melville Square). That would break the record set last year, when 776 Rosie lookalikes met at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI.

The iconic images of Rosie the Riveter represents American women who went to work, many in factories, while men battled during World War II.

The upcoming world record effort is a partnership between the Rosie the Riveter park and Trust, the Richmond Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and The City of Richmond with support from the Spirit of ’45 and the American Rosie the Riveter Association.

Here’s what to wear:

Uniform is REQUIRED. To be counted as a Rosie you must wear the following:
1. Red bandanna with large white polka-dots (hair should be pinned up, not down or in a ponytail).
2. Dark blue long-sleeve coveralls, OR long-sleeve dark blue collared shirt and dark blue pants
3. Red knee socks
4. Black or brown boots or work shoes

NOTE:
-no faded denim jeans
-no denim shirts
-no bib overalls
-no t shirts
-no sweats

Wear layers!

Parking WILL be limited. Carpooling and public transportation encouraged. For additional information or to volunteer, contact Allison Joyce (allison_joyce@partner.nps.gov) 510-232-5050 x 6632.

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