Rubber Band Gang In 1991

February 28, 1991

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So what do you do on a snowy day off from school when you’re homework’s all done?

Well, if you’re like eight Hastings Middle School students recently, and one of your friends has a large supply of rubber bands, you could find some creative purpose in fastening them together to see how long you can make the string.

That’s just what Seth Fair, Andy Bohlken, Brandon Anderson, Steph Schmitt, Caren Nelson, Molly Skoglund, Bryce Hall and Paul Wilson did on their recent President’s Day off from school. They took their rubber band collection up to Westview Mall and made it stretch from Don’s Super Valu door all the way around to the very end of Pamida. It took them several hours to make the connections.

Why? “Why ask why?” responded Molly, borrowing from a contemporary teen-targeted television commercial. The group said they were looking into the Guinness record for the longest rubber band.