Two thousand six hundred and fifty-three different cookie jars!
Eva Fuchs, proprietor of Grannie’s Cookie Jars and Ice Cream Parlor, 19041 Lovers Lane, Metamora, is being awarded the Guinness World Record for having collected that number to establish the World’s Largest Collection of Cookie Jars, reports Steve Collier, Metamora.
The award presentation will be conducted Friday, May 17, at 2 p.m. on the shop’s outdoor patio.
Also, in recognition of the boost to Indiana and Metamora tourism by achieving this award, Gov. Mike Pence will honor the shopkeeper with a Distinguished Hoosier award.
According to Collier, “If the governor is unable to make the presentations personally,” both the Guinness World Record certificate and Distinguished Hoosier award will be presented by Bill Smith, the governor’s chief of staff.
The less-than-one-hour presentation ceremony is open to all and will include refreshments and live entertainment provided by Metamora’s Catrina and the Baggy Bottom Boys band.
According to Collier, “The total number of jars in Grannie’s collection is actually more than 7,000 and growing. However, the additional 5,000-6,000 are duplicates of others on display. The entire record-setting collection will be on display at Grannie’s during the ceremony.”