PORTLAND, Maine — People spent part of the hottest day of 2019 thus far creating the city's largest banana split at a retirement community.

The Woods at Canco hosted the event to raise money for Camp Sunshine, which helps kids with serious and terminal illnesses.

They raised more than $1,000 and Mayor Ethan Strimling was there to measure the record-breaking dessert. 

It measured 58 feet on initial measurement, but after the addition of a few more bowls of ice cream, bananas, and whipped cream, they topped out at 60 feet.

60 foot long banana split
60 foot long banana split
The Woods at Canco
60 foot long banana split
60 foot long banana split
The Woods at Canco
60 foot long banana split
60 foot long banana split
The Woods at Canco