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Seniors Celebrate National Kazoo Day

Some central Georgia seniors celebrated National Kazoo Day at the John Wesley Villas Monday.

They gathered to honor the instrument which was invented in Macon, according to legend, by Alabama Vest, a former slave, and Thaddeus von Clegg, a German clockmaker.

The kazoo also made its first appearance at the 1852 Georgia State Fair in Macon. 

13WMAZ's Chris Horne was invited to speak to the residents at John Wesley Villas about the kazoo's history and ties to Macon. 

Elizabeth Elkins, of Lizella, says her father taught her how to play the kazoo and she remembers seeing kazoo exhibitions at the Georgia State Fair.

In September 2007 at Luther Williams Field, the Georgia State Fair and The 11th Hour magazine attempted to break the record for the "world's largest kazoo ensemble" but fell short by about a thousand people. 

They tried again in 2008 but only a few hundred attended. 

Watch the attached video for a look back at the effort.


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