CASEY, Ill. (WTHI) - Dozens of people gathered in downtown Casey, Ill. Thursday to watch as crews installed what may be the world's largest set of wind chimes.
"We haven't had anything like this in Casey for a long time … if ever," said Wanda Chapman, who watched from the warmth of a car.
The chimes were designed, built and installed by Bolin Industries of Casey in hopes of attracting more visitors to Casey.
"The whole reason behind the wind chime … is to have something that'll draw people off the interstate (to) drive through Casey, stop and get some gas, get something to eat," said Jim Bolin, vice president of Bolin Enterprises.
The longest of the chimes is more than 40 feet long, and all five chimes now hang from a tall, four-legged structure.
Designers of the chimes also added a brake system that will keep the chimes from sounding at night and during severe weather.
"It's an awesome feeling," said Bolin. "It's kind of special too, being close to Christmas.
Several witnesses were also present to record the size of the chimes so the record can be officially certified.
Bolin said it will take about four to six weeks to learn whether they've officially broken the record.
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