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It's a parade in the books! Fourth of July parade in Mequon sets record for world's shortest parade

Not only is it Independence Day, but in Mequon, it's been a record-breaking day.

A group of neighbors' 4th of July parade will now be in the Guinness Book of World Records.

This year, The Mequon Estates Neighborhood Parade was different. They usually go around the block but parade officiant Bob Walerstein wanted to put the small parade on the map.

So they made it smaller -- 88 yards to be exact, and Walerstein called the Guinness Book of World Records who confirmed, they were eligible for the title.

Local police and fire trucks showed up, otherwise, it was just Walerstein and his neighbors.

They also had an Ozaukee County Judge standing by to officiate the record.

"Guinness said we have 640 records for parades but we do not have one for the shortest July 4th parade in the United States of America. So, I said, 'you're going to have one now'"

They made it. 88 yards later, and this will be certified at the shortest 4th of July parade once Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge Sandy Williams sends in the certification.

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