About 400 women participated in The Gathering of Elizabeths this weekend. I gather my niece, whose name is spelled "Elisabeth," would not have been welcome.
The northern Illinois community of Elizabeth tried Saturday to set a world record for the largest Gathering of Elizabeths. Women with Elizabeth in any part of their name were allowed in; one participant has Elizabeth as a last name.
The event drew women from more than 20 U.S. states. Those participating had to show a copy of a birth certificate or driver's license.
"We did invite Queen Elizabeth II, but she politely declined," said Susan Gordy, who helped organize the event. [Link]