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Jumping for a world record
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Jamarr Bailey and Arron McGan take a breather after the two-minute jumping jack period. - photo by Michelle Kim

Boys and Girls Club members across the country, including kids at the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club in Conyers, jumped at the same time for two minutes on Tuesday in an attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Approximately 20,000 boys and girls at 1,000 clubs nationwide did jumping jacks for two minutes at 6:30 p.m. eastern on Tuesday evening to try and break the world record for the most number of people doing star jumps, or jumping jacks for two minutes. In Georgia, 25 clubs participated.

At the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys and Girls Club on O'Kelly Street, more than 30 members, staffers, and parents showed up to exercise for a world record.

A Boys and Girls Club representative said the final word from Guinness officials would come in a few weeks.

The record-making attempt highlighted the Boys and Girls Club focus on healthy living and was part of the celebration of National Boys and Girls Club week, March 21 - 27.

For more on the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club activities, see the March 19 edition of the Rockdale News.