MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A widespread snack break in Muskegon County was held Thursday in hopes of setting a new world record.
At 2:12 p.m., dozens of schools and community groups took part in The Big Crunch. Firefighters in Muskegon joined in, as did the staff at United Way of the Lakeshore. Participants simultaneously bit into a crisp Michigan Apple.
A world record was set a few years ago in Muskegon, led by the Montague school district, then schoolchildren in New Zealand broke the record.
In the end, the event is all about eating healthy and supporting Michigan farmers.
"What is better than Michigan apples in the fall? They are healthy and kids generally like apples. And it is abundant right now, so we are also supporting our local farmers," said Lisa Tyler of the United Way of the Lakeshore.
Thursday's goal was 18,000 apple eaters at the same time. It will take organizers a few days to complete their count and determine if that goal and a new record was set.