MAUSTON, WI (Ben Caxton) — The 650 Mauston citizens and visitors who showed up to break “The Most People Caroling” Guinness World Record wasn’t enough to dethrone the champ. Portsmouth, Ohio, holds the entry with 1,880 carolers. Though the record this year was not beaten, Mary Hudack, Greater Mauston Chamber Director said “lookout next year, we’ve only just begun.” The Guinness World Record attempt began right after the CP Holiday Train left the Mauston stop and continued on its annual Christmas journey benefiting food pantries across North America. People came from as far away as Indianola, Iowa, Rochester, Minnesota, and Sheboygan, Wisconsin to lend their voices to the effort. Organizing GMTA Chairperson, Vicki Wards said, “We knew breaking Portsmouth, Ohio’s record was ambitious” adding that Guinness World Records has “a LOT of rules” that need to be followed but they decided to try it anyway. The GMTA’s goal was to reach at least 2,000 participants and the group says they plan to try again next year.