On July 11, 339 Subaru vehicles completed a 4.1-mile parade route in Itasca, Illinois. That was enough for Carlos Martines, the on-site adjudicator for Guinness World Records, to proclaim the event the “Largest Parade of Subaru Cars.”
In order to put together this record, Subaru of America, Inc. Great Lakes Region partnered with the Village of Itasca to organize the event and to alert Subaru owners throughout the region about it. The Great Lakes Region celebrated the record by donating $7,000 in an even split between two charities – PAWS® Chicago and Salute, Inc.
PAWS Chicago (Pets Are Worth Saving) is the city’s largest no-kill humane organization. Its mission is to help eliminate the problem of pet homelessness. (www.pawschicago.org)
Salute, Inc., is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide financial support to military men and women through fundraising activities. (www.saluteinc.org)