IT took almost 100 pairs of hands on Saturday to carry a world record attempt for the longest pom pom chain.
Wangaratta’s wool mill made it into the Guinness World Records when an adjudicator counted 6977 of the wool decorations, about the length of three and a half Olympic swimming pools.
Chris Sheedy, from Guinness World Records, was astonished.
“The amount of wool and colour that went into the creation was amazing,” he said.
“The pom poms were counted and the chain was also measured and came in at almost 175 metres.”
Mill manager Malcolm Andison was over the moon with the record title, a new category created where the attempt was set at having more than 4000 pom poms.
“We put out an appeal on facebook and the pom poms just kept coming in,” he said.
“Writing ourselves into the Guinness World Record Book is a great way to celebrate our 90-year milestone.”
The challenge was set 10 weeks ago and organisers are deciding what to do with the creation.
“Sections of it will probably go back to some of the schools who helped out and we are hoping to use it to benefit some charities,” Mr Andison said.
But he does not believe they have seen the last of the pom poms.
“We will most at some stage try and break our own record,” he said.