In this Sept. 9, 2014 photo, Mabel and Larry Schubert help lay out a 100 foot-long bratwurst on a grill at the Silver Creek Saloon in Belleville, Ill. About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill the bratwurst without burning or breaking it. The event was a practice run for the Belleville 200th celebration where they grilled a 200 foot-long bratwurst.  Photo: Zia Nizami, APMouse over photo for caption

About fifty volunteers carefully grilled a 100 foot-long bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a bar in Illinois.

Silver Creek Saloon hosted the practice run to prepare for the city’s 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers attempted to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. The Bicentennial Oktoberfest Weekend Celebration was held Sept. 19-21 in downtown Belleville, Illinois.

That Tuesday, Larry Schubert, who made the 60-pound sausage, led the effort to unroll it onto a specially made 100-foot metal trough. Volunteers exercised more caution after practicing in August with a 50-foot bratwurst that broke in several places because it was turned too quickly and the grill was too hot. Organizers walked around to inspect and fix splits in the meat.

A nearby baking company made a 200-foot-long bun to go with the bratwurst when it was grilled at the community event. Donations were collected from people who wanted to eat a piece of the bratwurst. Proceeds will benefit local food pantries.

Source: Belleville News-Democrat,