A West Michigan city’s celebration of its agricultural heritage was expected to include a salad bar that may be one for the record books.

The Grand Rapids Press reported locally-grown lettuce, cabbage, radishes, celery, carrots, onions, zucchini, cucumbers and peppers were supplied for the 680-foot-long salad bar in Hudsonville. Salads were served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 27.

Organizers wanted to set a Guinness World Records mark for the longest continuous salad bar. All those vegetables were expected to weigh nearly 5,000 pounds.

Guinness says the current record was set by a 660-foot, 4,548-pound salad bar in South Africa in 2002.

Hudsonville’s world-record attempt was part of the Saladbowl Bash, which also included live entertainment, vendor booths, a bike parade and a spelling bee.


That’s Not On the Value Menu

Three people who ordered food at a Taco Bell drive-thru in western Michigan got more than heartburn: $3,600 in cash.

A Taco Bell employee mistakenly passed the cash to the trio instead of their food. But the money was returned a short time later.

Kennidi Rue told WZZM-TV and MLive.com that she and two friends thought about keeping the money but decided they would feel guilty if they didn’t return it. Grand Rapids police Capt. Jeff Hertel confirmed the incident, saying an officer was actually called to assist.

“I thought it was joke,” said Rue, 18, of Holland, Michigan. “I thought we were on camera... The store manager literally just burst out in tears. She was so happy we brought it back.”

The money was in a Taco Bell bag for deposit at a bank. A message seeking comment was left with Taco Bell, but not returned.

Rue, boyfriend Grant Kruse, 20, and another friend, Luke Postma, 25, got their meal when they returned the money. Kruse and Postma are National Guard members who were in Grand Rapids for training.