Monday, December 20, 2010

Singing for a world record

It was a performance that literally was record-setting Saturday night at the Sangamon Auditorium.

Performing with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra for their annual "Holiday At The Pops" just days after her 100th birthday, Pauline "Polly" Roesch set a Guinness world record for the oldest person to make a singing debut with a symphony orchestra.

The paperwork to make Polly's record official in the Guinness Book of World Records has already been submitted. All that was needed to make it complete, was video proof that she performed with the orchestra.

One of her biggest followers? Her 103 year old sister, Esta.

The story was featured by WICS-TV 20 in a December 19, 2010, report.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website