The longest buckeye necklace was unveiled to the public on Tuesday as part of the Buckeyes For A Cure Program.
Revealed as a 700 lb block “O,” the structure now stands at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center.
The necklace holds 16,000 buckeyes that have been collected over the last few years from people who have purchased buckeyes. Those who bought these buckeyes received a number and their name associated with each nut.
Alexander Bork, Co-Founder of Buckeyes For A Cure, said the project took a lot of hard work, but was well worth it.
“We went to arboretums, various woods, parts unknown throughout the state, avoiding poison ivy, looking for buckeyes. It became quite an adventure,” said Bork. “And then collecting the buckeyes was just one part of it. “
Finding the buckeyes was just the start of the labor of love.
“Then it was drilling them, threading them, numbering them,” Bork said. “We take a picture of every single buckeye.”
The money raised from this project benefited the Stefanie Spielman fund.
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