That was one long sock line. But did Fresno Mission break a Guinness World Record?

ERIC ZAMORA
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Hundreds of volunteers gathered Saturday morning at Crosscity Christian Church to help the Fresno Mission attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Longest Sock Line.”

The family-oriented event took place at the church at 2777 East Nees Ave.

Event organizers believe they reached their goal, with an estimated 80,000 pairs of socks winding some 7.4 miles in length throughout a grass field next to the church.

The socks eventually will be distributed to mission clients and other area non-profits that serve the homeless.

Organizers said the previous mark was at least four miles. A listing under “Longest washing line of socks” at guinnessworldrecords.com states, “The longest line of socks measures 6,066 m (19901 ft 6.48 in) and was achieved by CAJ Halverde (Germany) in Halverde, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, on 17 May 2014.”

The event also included food trucks, activities and games.