Arlington ISD holds the Guinness record for largest ever homecoming mum

Mums hanging on fence at football game
Mums hanging on fence at football game Photo credit Rachel Denny Clow/Caller-Times

Homecoming is no doubt a huge deal in high schools across the country.  The football game, the dance it’s a staple of most high school students’ lives, and something they really look forward to.

However, you ask anybody outside of Texas what a homecoming mum is, you’ll probably be treated to blank stares and confused looks.

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The mum overshadows almost every other aspect of homecoming week, and these days, the bigger the BETTER.

Last year, Arlington ISD took that notion to heart, and created, officially, the Guinness World Record largest homecoming mum!

The district’s special education department achieved that feat last October, while also recognizing and raising awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The previous record mum was 6.5 square meters, though Arlington ISD’s measured in at just over 11 square meters!

Per the Dallas News, more than a dozen staff members spent 50 hours building the mum in a driveway over the summer.

And just for good measure, the mum DID have a hook attached to it, but good luck trying to wear that thing!

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