If nothing else, Bridgeton will likely set a Guinness World Record for trying to reach several goals at once.
With a lack of ideas to stop recent violence there and the International Day of Non-Violence approaching, the city plans to hold a large gospel choir event to promote peace and yes, set a Guinness World Record.
International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated Oct. 2, but Bridgeton wants 1,007 people to show up on the steps of the city hall annex Oct. 1 to sing in a gospel choir for five minutes. To qualify for a Guinness review, the group must film the performance.
The News of Cumberland County reports Mayor Albert Kelly has been working with several church leaders, schools and community organizations to coordinate the effort. People of all ages and backgrounds are invited, whether they’re decent singers or not.
August saw three shootings and two deaths in Bridgeton.