World-record toasting

Anyone itching to make it into the Guiness Book of World Records is invited to join with the Darien Youth Commission on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m., when it attempts to host the world’s largest arm-linked toast. The location is Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road.

Anyone interested, from any community or of any age, is encouraged to come out and help break the record which currently is 495 people.

“This is truly intended to be a multi-generational event, including young and old,” said Alicia Sillars, youth director of the commission. “We are hoping members of other communities will participate as well. The more the merrier.”

The event is estimated to take less than 30 minutes, allowing participants to line up in the gymnasium of the town hall, and make a quick toast with distributed water bottles.

At the same time, Darien students are hoping to benefit Person-to-Person by promoting a “Stuff a Truck” campaign. Participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation to benefit the P2P food pantry. Suggested donations include spaghetti sauce, cereal, canned or dried soups, pancake mix, rice, beans, or macaroni and cheese.

Information: or 203-656-7388.