Sandy Castle June 21, 2013 Update

by SandMan on June 21, 2013

Happy 1st Day of Summer, Sandy Castle Friends! Today began with another small spire collapse. Unfortunately, this latest crumble rendered our structure too short to break the current Guinness World Record of 37 feet, 10 inches set by Ed Jarrett two years ago. But, we’re not crying and neither should you! We Are Stronger Than A Superstorm. “I promised New Jersey a record,” says Jarrett. “I’m not leaving until we get it.” At present, details of a second attempt are being working out. In the meantime, we are moving forward with our mission to raise money for Hometown Heroes’ Superstorm Sandy relief efforts and celebrate the Shore’s resilience and continuing recovery. Our progress would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of more than 4,000 volunteers as well as the support of our sponsors who are driving our momentum – we thank each of you every day for helping us get this far.

The Sandy Castle site will be home to a 30+ foot tall sandcastle as part of a beautifully sculpted sand tribute to the New Jersey Shore, its residents, and the area’s rebirth following Superstorm Sandy. “Though we don’t know what it is, this attempt at the record failed for a reason,” says Jarrett. “This has been my most difficult and challenging build to date. I’m pretty sure what happened with weather and vibrations. I’ve learned a lot and it just goes to show it’s not as easy as it looks.” Ed Jarrett will be busy on site sculpting this weekend and into next week. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates. See you on the beach!

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