Extreme Home Makeover: History made at Miracle FieldHistory was made in Moorhead tonight as part of the big Extreme Makeover project: A Guinness World Record! Hundreds of people in wheelchairs, spelling out the logo for the Grommesh's group called: Hope Inc. All in honor of Bill and Adair Grommesh, who are behind that charity that serves children with disabilities.
By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY
Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - The carpentry, landscaping, and design stars of Extreme Makeover: Home edition are busy working their magic on the Grommesh home. The big reveal is just 2 days away.
History was made in Moorhead tonight as part of the big Extreme Makeover project: A Guinness World Record! Hundreds of people in wheelchairs, spelling out the logo for the Grommesh's group called: Hope Inc. All in honor of Bill and Adair Grommesh, who are behind that charity that serves children with disabilities.
More than 700 people came to Miracle Field tonight, an unexpected heat wave that baked the crowd waiting in the sun, but they came for a cause tonight.
The kids, who love and are a part of Hope Inc., are going to break that record. Testing out their own Miracle Field with a quick game of ball tonight. Anxious to be part of a record breaking picture, part of this thing called HOPE.
BRYN DUNCANMEMBER OF HOPE INC.: “Because it give us hope and makes us strong gives us hope.”
“It is very important.”
Even seniors came to be part of the photo. Dora Martin turns 100 in a few days.
DORA MARTIN99-YEARS OLD: “Why not, get out and have some fun.”
“Our son Parker...”
The Andersons came with their son Parker. A 3-year old who came to be part of Hope's History, giving kids a chance and opportunity to be part of sports.
SARA ANDERSONPARKER'S MOM: “Hope means a lot to us because if he can do things that have no limitations.”
Finally the kids made their way on to the grass for the Guinness Record photo shoot full of organized chaos and a memorable moment.
“As close as you can.”
With the Guinness World Record adjudicator watching closely,
DANNY GIRTON JR.GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: “Ordinary people giving it a go. It is inspirational fun and exciting.”
Minutes later, the wheelchairs were all in place. The letters laid out and Guinness Book made the announcement.
This place called miracle field. This group called Hope and now this treasured photo, which will remind the Grommesh family just what they all mean to these kids.
After the big picture, C-V-S Pharmacy announced the donation of eight Sports Wheelchairs to Hope Incorporated. Heritage Homes could use your help in raising 100-thousand dollars for the Grommesh family.
The money will be put in a trust to help pay down the mortgage of the extreme house, pay taxes and insurance on the new house and to help pay off the old house. They have raised just over 12-thosuand dollars. If you want to donate, drop off checks at the Extreme Makeover check-in tent by the Moorhead Mariott, or at any Bremer Bank in the region.