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February 9, 2014:  It's OFFICIAL!  Congrats to Columbia, SC for setting the Guinness World Record for most bow ties tied simulatneously at 823- almost doubling the previous record set in the UK in 2012. Special thanks to all sponsors and event participants for making this event possible.  Stay tuned to see how much our event raised for the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital!


Columbia is not only famously hot but also world class and will prove it on Sunday, February 9, 2014 as the  Guinness World Record (r) for the most bowties tied simultaneously will be attempted!

We cannot do this without your help! We need you to show up with your favorite bowtie, family and friends, and bowtie tying "know how" to help us break this world record! Don't know how to tie a bowtie?  No problem.  You can watch Lucky Levinson's instructional video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJv4Qh7zR3E .

There will be live music, big name vendors and more there for your entertainment! Best of all, registration is freeThere are commemorative bowties, tshirts, koozies and keychains for sale.  All proceeds go directly to Palmetto Health Children's Hospital!

WHO: USC Dance Marathon, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Brittons, Palmetto Health Foundation, City of Columbia and YOU!

WHAT: Columbia will attempt the Guinness World Record® for the most bowties tied simultaneously.

WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Exhibit Hall

COST: FREE, just register above!


Please arrive by 3:15PM so you can be counted!


Donations are welcomed! Donations are accepted at: http://www.helpmakemiracles.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=1685 and at the door! 


THANK-YOU to our sponsors:


Southern Tide, Brittons of Columbia, Private Stock, R Hanauer, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Displays Unlimited, LAMAR, Palmetto Health Foundation, Palmetto Party Rental, Party Reflections, University of South Carolina Dance Marathon



Ace Glass, Allen Anderson Photographer, Ameris Bank, Bob Goodman & Co., Butter Fly Bow Ties, Carolina Retail Packaging, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine, Crust Bakery, Todd Ellis, Fashion Board at USC, Flow Formal Wear, Frasier Signs, High Cotton, Jim's Formal Wear, K&K Printing, Pacific Silk Bow Ties, Pennington and Bailes, Piggly Wiggly Devine Street, SCAV, Kelly Shockley, Smathers & Branson, Spurs and Feathers, Titanic Alley



Entertainment: Seventy Six and Sunny, The Carolina Gentlemen

When & Where

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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USC Dance Marathon, Columbia CVB, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Brittons & Palmetto Health Foundation

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