Lil' Blue Goat Attempting to Break World Record for Ugly Sweater Party
Gallery: Holly-Daze Hootenanny and Ugly Sweater Contest 2015 [6 Images] Click any image to expand.
The event takes place Thursday, Dec. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Santa will be in attendance for photos and wishes, and kids of all ages will get to participate in elf-yourself craft making. Stick around to be a part of the town-wide ugly sweater photo and be a part of Mansfield (and world?) history!
The grand prize for ugliest sweater will be a steel angel, which will also include a free lunch certificate from MaryLou’s Sandwich Shoppe, a gift card from Swankyville, ornaments from Casa del Sol Designs, and items from Dazzarkle and Sequel. Lil' Blue Goat's Eddie Phillips makes the garden angels from reclaimed steel. This is the first time they've been made since 2012.
Owner Mary Phillips admitted she didn't think of breaking any world records until an Internet search yielded a similar effort earlier this year in St. Louis. She saw the world record and was instantly inspired.
"I thought wow - we can beat that!" she said. She got other businesses in town involved in the party through the previous month's Third Thursday.
Lil' Blue Goat's mini pop-up parklet will be back with an ornament exchange (take one leave one), along with mistletoe and oversized tic tac toe. Main Street will exhibit late shopping hours with vendors lining the street. There will also be a chocolate bar and Mellow Mushroom will feature holiday drink specials.
Steven's Garden and Grill is sponsoring a 5k fun run and free beer for participants. All the while, Mary indicated there is still room for more.
For updates before the event, visit the Facebook page.