Fair
74°FFairFull Forecast

Students want to break ball of tape record

Published: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

AURORA – Middle schools students in the far Chicago suburb of Aurora are trying to break a record by creating the world’s largest ball of tape.

The (Aurora) Beacon-News reported that some students at Cowherd Middle School began their attempt in October.

They asked for masking tape donations through letters and advertising.

The newspaper reports that donations have come from several states including New York and Vermont.

The ball has grown to around 300 pounds and is being stored at Culture Stock bookstore in Aurora. The students have at least 1,700 more pounds to go before breaking a record.

Teacher Matt Harding says students are keeping track of donations with a map.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

DeKalb High School ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

More videos »

Reader Poll

Do you think recreational marijuana use should be legal in Illinois?
Yes
No