Cupids fall short of the mark for Guinness World Record

The Damp family cheers after a trophy for Largest Family Group, with seven members. (Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)
Cortana LaBombard got a Cutest Cupid trophy. (Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)
Flynn Anderson, center, won trophies for shortest Cupid and youngest Cupid, one day shy of his 3rd birthday. (Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)
Walt Farmer and Fred Muller catch a break during the Cupid count. Farmer drove the float truck in the parade. (Enterprise photo — Glynis Hart)

SARANAC LAKE — It may not have been the largest gathering of Cupids in the entire world, but 125 Cupids in St. Bernard’s gym was something to behold. Bobbing blond curls topped bearded grown men, tall skinny women and kids who may have just come for the cookies.

The world record of 199 was set in Madrid, Spain, in 2009. Saranac Lake’s Kiwanis Club decided to go for the record one short month ago, with Dan Reilly and his wife Aggie Pelletieri leading the charge.

With the help of Rumble Carpentry, local Kiwanis club members and people at HomEnergy crafted a stupendous float of a giant Cupid, bringing the spirit of Valentine’s Day into the parade.

Folks in togas and curly blond wigs, sporting bows and arrows, snacked on cookies while waiting for the count. There were prizes awarded for Cupid categories, including oldest, youngest and cutest.