'Rosie The Riveter' Event Officially Sets World Record
A group trying to save a portion of a Detroit-area assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter once worked is the proud owner of a new Guinness World Record.
Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant officials announced Monday that Guinness has officially recognized the 778 "Rosies" who gathered March 29.
The publishers of the Guinness book wrote that the group now holds the title of "largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter."
The record attempt was part of an ongoing effort to raise the cash needed to save part of the former Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti Township and transform it into the new home of the Yankee Air Museum.
The group said Monday it must raise $1.25 million by May 1 to prevent demolition.