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Grease Festival to attempt toga party world record

Guinness World Records has signed off on the attempt to hold the biggest toga party. (Source: WAFF) Guinness World Records has signed off on the attempt to hold the biggest toga party. (Source: WAFF)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

Organizers of the Athens Grease Festival need your help.

They're hoping to set a world record for the largest Toga Party - EVER. The Guinness Book of World Records signed off on the attempt.

Each year, the festival draws up to 5,000 people, so organizers think they have a pretty good shot.

The festival celebrates all things fried, as well as the Greek origin of the city's name.

Organizers said the festival isn't just about the fun, but it raises funds for the revitalization of downtown Athens.

"This festival has grown into something really neat and special," said Betsy Hyman. "A little quirky... But we're giving back to the community through this festival."

The Athens Grease Festival is Saturday, September 27. Click here to learn more about tickets and the festival's list of events.

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