Welcome to TallestSandcastle.com, the online home of world-renowned sculptor Ed Jarrett, who has broken the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle four times, most recently achieving a height of 38 feet, 2 inches on Jenkinson’s Beach in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, on October 29, 2013, the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
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Ed Jarrett, world-renowned sculptor and four-time Guinness World Record holder for the Tallest Sandcastle, has broken ground on a new sand sculpture! On a site known as “Castle Laurita West” adjacent to the Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey, the sculpture will be built by the helping hands of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Despite a recent rule change by Guinness World Records to allow the use of machines in the construction of the world’s tallest sandcastle, Jarrett hopes to break the world record for a fifth time, without the use of power tools, and bring the title back to New Jersey.
Dubbed “Hands vs. Machines 2016,” this project is in need of thousands of volunteers and is open to the public. Come spend the day on the work site to help build the world’s tallest sandcastle. For a donation of $20.16 individuals may work on the site for an entire day; others can simply donate sand for $1 per bucket. All monies raised will be used towards the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Toms River for a local low-income family on a donated lot from Toms River Township. Fore more information about volunteering and/or donating, please visit Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity’s website.
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