A slide show of the event can be seen here.
The numbers are in and calculated - on October 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm, students and staff from 15 school districts across West Michigan, along with community members from nearly 50 businesses and organizations, bit into an apple at the same time – 19,087 of them! All 12 school districts in Muskegon County participated, along with schools in Shelby, South Haven and Otsego.
The record has been reclaimed from New Zealand, who challenged the record of 9,329 set by Muskegon County in October 2012. In May 2013, children in 69 New Zealand schools broke the record with the help of the JAZZ apple company, with 17,064 apple crunchers.