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Watch this bird’s-eye view of Lynden’s long strawberry shortcake

A screengrab from a drone video of the 1,250-foot strawberry shortcake created Saturday, June 4 in Lynden, Wash.
A screengrab from a drone video of the 1,250-foot strawberry shortcake created Saturday, June 4 in Lynden, Wash. The Bellingham Herald

If you were one of thousands of people who watched — and then took a bite of — what may be the world’s longest known strawberry shortcake in Lynden earlier this month, chances are you did not see it like this.

CloudD8TA, a company that uses drones for photography and data analysis, shot aerial and ground footage of the shortcake record attempt, which was staged to celebrate the city’s 125th anniversary. About 300 volunteers set up four blocks of tables on Front Street and then laid down 1,250 feet of house gutters (later donated to Habitat for Humanity) and built the shortcake.

Volunteers then handed out more than 8,000 servings, said Gary Vis, president of the Lynden Chamber of Commerce.

Officials documented the event through photos and witness accounts, which will be compiled and sent to the Guinness World Records for verification, Vis said.

This flyover video gives you a bird’s-eye view of the huge project:

Jim Donaldson: 360-715-2288

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