Largest stroller-Berg Design Inc. sets
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. --
Roger Berg, from the Oregon-based Berg
Design Inc., constructed a 10-seats stroller for the
Cumberland Elementary School, setting the world record for
the Largest stroller.
Jean Ferrell (left) and her daughter-in-law, Amy Ferrell,
push children in a 10-seat stroller Wednesday, at Cumberland
Elementary School in West Lafayette. / Photo by Lafayette
Journal and Courier.
For the past three weeks, Amy Ferrell, who operates
Just For Me Child Care in West Lafayette has been pushing
the custom-built, 10-seat stroller she purchased from a specialty
builder in Oregon.
"I have five children of my own and about five
in child care," she said. "So I really needed a fun, unique
way to keep the kids together and safe and be able to get
them out and walk."
Amy Ferrell has owned Just For Me Child
Care for the past eleven years. With five kids of her own
and up to five others she cares for, transporting them has
always been a challenge.
That was until she found Oregon inventor Roger
Berg to build a ten seat stroller. In addition to
strollers, his company makes lightweight
bicycle seats, syrups, pet
dropping scoopers and some other products.
Ferrell said it's made life a whole lot easier
and safer for her and the kids. "I just needed, ya know, a
fun, unique way to keep everybody safe and together so that
we can still be out and about," Ferrell said. Ferrell said
the new stroller will now be the transportation means for
her kids to and from school.
At first, Berg was a bit reluctant to build and
sell it to her, Ferrell said. "I worried about hills," Berg
said. But Ferrell sold him on the idea by telling him about
the flat land of Greater Lafayette.
Before buying the stroller -- at a price
of $2,700 -- Ferrell would put the smaller children in a utility
wagon while the older ones would walk. But crossing the streets
and dealing with vehicles was always a challenge.
"I really needed a fun, unique way to keep the
kids together and safe and be able to get them out and walk,"
She actually takes care of eight children. But
the 10-seater will allow her business to expand, Ferrell said.
report by CURT SLYDER /courtesy Journal
Largest Stroller world record
Thursday, August 7, 2008