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Help break a thumb wrestling Guinness World Record in downtown Scranton on June 10

Help break a thumb wrestling Guinness World Record in downtown Scranton on June 10
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From a press release:

Electric City Escape is inviting locals to help put Scranton in the Guinness Book of World Records with just a thumbs up.

On Saturday, June 10, the downtown Scranton escape room is organizing a free community event on Courthouse Square as they attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people in a thumb wrestling chain. Registration opens at 11 a.m., and the thumb wrestling begins at noon. Arrive early enough to register, as 1,200 people are needed to break the record.

The world record attempt is also kicking off the Children’s Advocacy Center’s Carnival for Kids on Courthouse Square from noon-4 p.m., featuring aerialist circus artists, horse-drawn carriage rides, an obstacle course, multiple bouncy houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, carnival games and contests, face painting, and more. All the proceeds from the carnival will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA, a nonprofit child abuse intervention center.

Electric City Escape owners Ryan and Amy Hnat have been dreaming of bringing the community together to break a world record since they first opened their business one year ago in June of 2016.

“We love the NEPA community, and we love bringing people together to work together and have a great time. It’s why we opened an escape room and why we’re so excited to try to bring over 1,200 people together to get the city of Scranton in the Guinness Book of World Records!”

Electric City Escape is a unique escape room experience that was designed and built by an art teacher/artist and an interior designer. Their physical adventure games immerse visitors in a real world, interactive puzzle experience featuring Scranton folklore and facts. ECE is located inside one of the most historic buildings in the city, the Scranton Electric Building (507 Linden St., Scranton), on the first floor.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA is a private, nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide excellence in the assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect.