More than just a little lucky

A Fitchburg woman has officially set a new Guinness World Record for having the world's largest four-leaf clover collection.

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More than just a little lucky
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Happy Monday, Madison!

Here's a bit of just-for-fun news to kick off your week. A Fitchburg woman has officially set a new Guinness World Record for having the world's largest four-leaf clover collection.

Gabriella Gerhardt started her collection back in 2010 and got the title over the weekend when officials certified her collection of nearly 120,000 four-leaf clovers.

Gerhardt is no stranger to setting clover records. She also holds the title of most four-leaf clovers collected by an individual in 8 hours and the most four-leaf clovers collected in 1 hour.

Talk about dedication (and maybe a little luck)!

— Hayley

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  • The Friday event featured seven performers and drew roughly 175 people, according to the State Journal.
  • "When we celebrate through drag, it is an art form that is specific to the queer community that is also a sign of our resilience and the fact that we are still alive today and giving homage to those who came before us," East English teacher Mars Subola told the outlet.
First image: Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. Second image: Gloria Reyes.

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  • There will also be a reception at Union South following the service, and the community is invited to attend both events. A livestream will be available for the service.
  • Blank's family asked the community to wear Wisconsin Red in her honor.
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