Friday, January 25, 2013
Largest collection of trolls: Sherry Groom breaks Guinness world record
Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA -- Cuyahoga Falls resident Sherry Groom, a psychiatric nurse for 25 years, has 3,254 troll dolls which were on display at the Arts for Alzheimer's Gallery and Performing Arts Center in Alliance, Ohio; her collection sets the new world record for the Largest collection of trolls,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Cuyahoga Falls resident Sherry Groom holds some of her 3, 254 Trolls. Photo: Phil Masturzo (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest collection of trolls was set by Sophie Marie Cross (UK), who has 633 unique items.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest collection of gnomes and pixies, set by Ann Atkin (UK), who has 2,042 gnomes and pixies, all of which live in her 1.6-ha (4-acre) Gnome Reserve in West Putford, Devon, UK.
"I came from the era when people thought collecting things was a cool thing and it just so happened that I had a couple of people who were generous who said 'Oh! I'll get you a collection,' " said Groom, who lives in Cuyahoga Falls.
Sherry Groom, a psychiatric nurse for 25 years, owns and operates Villa Maria Dementia Care Center in Alliance, The Akron Beacon Journal reported.
She owns the still-under-construction Troll Hole Folk Art Gallery just around the corner from the nonprofit Arts for Alzheimer's Gallery on Main Street where the troll collection will be permanently housed.
Groom and her husband, Jay, ultimately plan to turn the gallery into a full-service arts center with studio space, workshops, a 200-seat performing arts center and art classes geared toward helping dementia sufferers and their caregivers.
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Friday, January 25, 2013 3:39 PM