As part of the 175th anniversary celebration in St. Henry local residents brought their dancing shoes as they did their part to help break a record. "The excitement is we're gong to break the world record tonight. The Guinness book of world records in square dancing." said Trisha Lefeld.
Sandy Post said "it's a good cause. It brings everybody in the community together to bond and so why not come out and square dance" The records that have been breaking in the last week are the record high temperatures, but even though triple digits could be found that wasn't going to keep the residents from showing up. Event coordinator Emily Schlater said "I think everybody is just using their common sense. We've had heat waves before so they're just drinking plenty of water."
"It's hot out tonight but we'll take one for the team." said Post. "Drinking the liquids and just stay relaxed and have fun. If you have fun and relax that takes a lot of the heat away, don't think about the heat." said local resident Tom Bruns. In between songs dancers took quick water breaks and got back to business. They needed 101 squares to break the old record and came up short with 88. Schlater said there could be another go at the record, hoping lower temperatures may bring needed number to break the old record.