Fresno State shoe drive leads to Guinness world record

FresnoApril 26, 2014 

From right, Raegan Ann Melfe, 16, of Fresno, her sister Kate Melfe, 12 and mother Saroya Melfe help a group of Fresno State marketing students put shoes out in the shape of a giant world map at Fresno State Sunday, April 26, 2014.

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Volunteers, from right, Raegan Ann Melfe, 16, of Fresno, who is also Miss Sierra Nevada Outstanding Teen, her sister Kate Melfe, 12, and mother Saroya Melfe help Fresno State marketing students put shoes out in the shape of a giant world map on campus Saturday.

As part of the 40th anniversary of Vintage Days, Fresno State marketing students wrapped up a massive shoe drive, dubbed "Sole Train 2014," with a final tally of about 8,000 pairs to set a Guinness World Record for the world's largest map made out of shoes.

The donated shoes, which came from Valley businesses and individuals over the past three months, will be distributed to nine local charities.

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