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200-foot sundae coming
The Redemption Center pastor Steve Madison stands by a 200-foot "bowl" that will be used to make a hot fudge sundae this Saturday morning.

Steve Madison was looking for a tasty way to end a four-day kids crusade at The Redemption Center.
He decided a 200-foot hot fudge sundae would be just the thing.
“I’ve ordered 30 gallons of ice cream, along with whipped cream, hot fudge and cherries,” said Madison. “I checked with Guinness to see if this might come close to breaking a record and learned the world record for longest ice cream sundae is just under a mile. So this won’t be a record, but we hope it will be a lot of fun. It’s a back-to-school celebration.”
The 200-foot sundae will be made this Saturday, Aug. 6, at The Redemption Center located at 127 Northgate Drive behind Waffle House. The celebration is from 9 a.m. to noon. It will also feature free hotdogs and chips.
“This used to be a flower shop and we’ve come a long way in three years,” said Madison, who is pastor at The Redemption Center. “The idea for the 200-foot sundae came from the first Vacation Bible School that I remember attending as a kid in Florida. We’ll have spoons for everyone. There will be adults on one side filling it with ice cream and kids on the other side eating it.”
To make a container capable of holding a 200-foot sundae, Madison used plastic guttering. Since the church auditorium is not 200 feet long, he had to weave the guttering back and forth in a snake-like design.
“I lay flooring for a living so I’m building something all the time,” said Madison.
The four-day kids crusade began Wednesday night and continues Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Door prizes tonight include two bicycles which will be given away. The sundae will be made Saturday morning.
For more information, call Madison at (931) 314-1978.