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Hopscotch world record attempt set for Sunday

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The grant-funded Play Street series kicks off. The grant-funded Play Street series kicks off.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah is trying to break a world record for playing hopscotch.

On Tuesday, Mayor Edna Jackson showed off her hopscotch playing skills - announcing the plan to break the record for most people simultaneously hopscotching.

It's part of the Play Street series, which aims to keep children healthy and active. The series is a grant-funded initiative. Saturday's event is the first of four Play Street events planned in Savannah throughout the course of the year.

The grant was funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and the Partnership for a Healthier America.

Linclon Street from Gatson to Henry streets will be closed down from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday for live music and games. At 3 p.m., hopscotch play will begin.

The city of Savannah said the event will benefit families.

"This isn't just a one-off thing that connects families and then it's gone - these community non-profits and other organizations will be there after this event for these series and events," said Garrison Marr, the city's sustainable development coordinator.

Saturday's Play Street event will include live music, art, bicycle games and the world record attempt. For more about Sunday's event, go to http://savannahga.gov/play

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