Not only do Zapwater’s clients make headlines, they are now breaking world records. In celebration of National Bow Tie Day, set out in hopes of setting a Guinness World Record by organizing the largest group of people tying a bow tie at the same time.

On Sunday, August 29, National Bow Tie Day, about 500 guests joined together at Wrigley Square in Chicago’s Millennium Park for the festivities. Registration began at 2 p.m., while guests were provided information to be included in the record book along with receiving a complimentary silk bow tie from Several demonstrations took place for those guests that were a tad rusty on their knotting skills and a DJ provided musical entertainment.

As the number of participants grew, so did the money raised for charity. committed to donating $15 for each participant who signed-up at the event, and ultimately made a $7,500 donation. One lucky guest also won a free bow tie every month for the next year in a raffle hosted by

The honorable Kurt P. Klein, circuit judge in DeKalb County, Ill., and Rachel DePorte, notary public, were on hand to officially sign-off on the event. At 3:30 p.m., bow tie enthusiasts and novices alike began their first attempt. Shortly after, the crowd made a second attempt to ensure the record was set. Cheers erupted as owner, Greg Shugar, unofficially announced the news of the success and the official photographer began documenting the participants and their bow ties. In order to set the record, 250 people needed to successfully tie the bow tie. Approximately 360 guests at the event were successful and were submitted to the Guinness Book of World Records for final record approval.

The Zapwater team was proudly in attendance to show their support and expert bow-tying skills. The event was a huge success and a bow-utiful experience!