Out of a Jam in a Jif-fy

To most children a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is just an everyday snack, but for one man it became a mission.

Bill Corragan created one of the world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

The sandwich measured at nine feet by eight feet and was three inches thick. The largest current sandwich recorded in the Guiness World of Records is seven feet by seven feet.

The event, which took place in Council Hall and was televised on the Today Show, raised $2,500 for the Bread and Life Soup Kitchen based in Bedford-Stuyvesant N.Y.

“I give to charities every year,” Corragan said. “After Sept. 11 I had to choose between my regular charities and the charities dedicated to Sept.11. I wanted to give to both so I came up with an event to raise money.”

Sponsors donated anywhere from $5 to $100 for every square foot of the sandwich.

The event was a record attempt though it is not yet official that the record will appear in the Guiness Book of World Records.

“I have to give in all the paperwork and information,” Corragan said. “It is about a month long process before we find out if the record was broken.”

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich was distributed to students after the event.

The grape jelly and peanut butter were donated by JM Smuckers and JIF The bread was provided by King Kullen in conjuction with Caravan products.