Salad, Anyone? Setting a Guinness World Record – and Benefiting ALEH Negev at the Same Time

Salad, Anyone? Setting a Guinness World Record – and Benefiting ALEH Negev at the Same Time

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007


Dec 25, 2007

In honor of Moshav Sde-Warburg’s 70th anniversary, the entire community was drafted to create the world’s largest salad. The children planted and harvested more than 16 lettuce heads, and on November 10, 2007 the whole moshav gathered together and assembled a salad of lettuce, carrots and cherry tomatoes weighing in at over 10 tons. The volunteer effort to prepare the salad took all day and participants ranged from many of the original founders of the moshav to its young children.
 
The moshav’s new record beat the previous Guinness World Record set in Spain at 6.8 tons.
 
The moshav members also prepared more than 800 liters of delicious homemade dressing.
 
After the ceremonious weigh-in, the salad was divided into small portions and sold to participants and onlookers. The proceeds, reaching over $25,000, are being donated to the ALEH Negev Rehabilitative Village to help support severely disabled children and young adults in Israel. Major General (Res.) Doron Almog, Chairman of ALEH Negev was present to accept the donation and warmly commended the residents for their original initiative.
 
ALEH, its staff and 650 children salute Sde Warburg for their record-breaking achievement – and for their show of care, concern and sensitivity toward the most vulnerable population in Israel today.

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Salad, Anyone? Setting a Guinness World Record – and Benefiting ALEH Negev at the Same Time

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