by Dave Warner
On Sunday, it was all about food and setting the world’s record for the longest charcuterie board. The 315 Foodies World Record Charcuterie [festival of magic and happiness] was held at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls, and they did in fact meet their goal of 315′ feet with just a bit more to spare.
Mike Cassella, one of the founders of 315 Foodies said, “Today has been a huge success. Of all the things that could have gone wrong, few of them have. There was a lot of uncertainty, but we had really robust early ticket sales, so we knew it was going to be well-attended. We also had over 100 volunteers.”
He said that everyone got there at about 7 am Sunday and did all of the last-minute setup. “All in all, I’m super happy.”
Preston Moore, the other founder of the group stated, “It’s been an incredible week, or even two weeks of planning and trying to put the final plans together. When you think you have them all together, you find out you have seventeen different audibles to call.”
Moore said that some of the things they had to deal with were a food truck coming to the festival from Watertown that broke an axel, and all kinds of other little details. “The saying is true, when it rains, it pours. But, at the end of the day, we accomplished our goal and broke the Guinness World Record for the longest charcuterie board. It’s a monumental feat and I’m very proud. It’s hard to express.”
He said that just seeing the effort from everyone in the entire community, including the businesses “Was amazing. I’m so grateful to the City of Little Falls and Mayor Blask for hosting us… allowing us to disrupt the town for a little bit.”
Moore went on to say that the list of people he wanted to thank was extremely long. “I really want to stress the community part of it. I didn’t realize just how much of an effort it would take from that number of people. We certainly learned a lot.”