Michigan Man to Seek Balloon Sculpture Record at Festival

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BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man's attempt to set a record for blowing up balloons and turning them into sculptures is scheduled to take place at a festival this week.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports "Taste of Brighton" takes place Friday and Saturday.

Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Tim Thurmond plans to attempt to reclaim his balloon-blowing, sculpture-making crown. He held the record for about nine years, but that was surpassed this year. This time he wants to use more than 6,700 balloons in 24 hours.

The 32-year-old from Livingston County's Brighton Township will be blowing up and sculpting balloons next to the Oh My Lolli! candy shop.

The festival previously was called Summerfest. It's been revamped to showcase Brighton's restaurants and shops as well entertainment.

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