Lubbock company begins working on largest snow cone in the world

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Construction of what organizers hope is the world's largest snow cone is underway in Lubbock. The shaved ice may break a record and will benefit the Lubbock Children's Home.

It has been a busy day at the Bahama Buck's at 50th and Slide, organizers are going on three hours of shaving ice. Once this snow cone is done, it will be as tall as a single story house and will feed more than 60,000 people, which is about 25 percent of all the people in Lubbock.

The goal is to get the giant snow cone to 25,000 pounds. To break the record, it will take three days.

Employees will work in three 12-hour shifts before the reveal on Thursday. Bahama Buck's plans on shaving nearly 4,500 blocks of ice and it takes about five minutes to shave just one block.

However, if the weather gets any warmer, employees will have to work through the night.

"Warm weather is a concern, it just makes us shave more ice," said Blake Buchanan, owner of Bahama Buck's. "We're prepared for both sides. If it gets windy, as long as we don't have 50 [degrees] and up, we're fine. But you know Lubbock, it could get really windy here."

The proceeds raised from this event are going to the Children's Home of Lubbock. You can purchase a block of ice for $10 and 100 percent of the money goes to the kids.

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