Smash the Boardwalk on November 1st

by SandMan on October 14, 2014


Laura Ward | WardComm Public Relations, LLC | 860.573.4809



Special “Boardwalk Journey” Sand Museum Demolition Party

Planned for November 1


October 14, 2014 | Seaside Park, NJ – Ed Jarrett, world-renowned sculptor and Guinness World Record holder for the Tallest Sandcastle, announces the “Smash It Party,” a special all-ages event dedicated to the demolition of his “Boardwalk Journey” sand museum in Seaside Park. The event will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available and can be purchased on the Hometown Heroes website or at the museum. Tickets include the opportunity to smash a sand pumpkin, bid in a silent auction to win the rights to destroy each unique sand museum sculpture, and enjoy light refreshments and live entertainment. 2014-09-30 18.18.39

“It’s been a great season and I cannot possibly thank all the volunteers and visitors enough for making this vision a reality,” says Jarrett. “We’ve raised thousands of dollars for Hometown Heroes. But now, it’s time to knock this thing down!”

Located on the corner of North Ocean Avenue and N Street, Boardwalk Journey is a sand museum featuring over 5,000 square feet of detailed sand sculptures (made from the same sand used for the World’s Tallest Sandcastle in Point Pleasant in 2013). The exhibit takes visitors back in time to the beginning of the Jersey Shore boardwalks and delivers them on the doorstep of the future. Created to raise money for Hometown Heroes, Boardwalk Journey has been open since July 2014. Ed Jarrett will begin sculpting a new journey in Spring 2015.

For the grand finale, Ed Jarrett will demolish his Resorts hotel sculpture, the tallest in the museum. For $5 each, attendees can have Ed remove a shovel full of sand, and the “owner” of the shovel of sand that ultimately causes the structure to collapse will win a prize.

About Ed Jarrett

Ed Jarrett volunteers his time to build sandcastles for charity.  He set his first Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle in 2003 when his creation standing 29 feet, four inches tall in Falmouth, Maine broke the record previously held in Finland.  Since then, he has broken his own record three times. For more information, please visit Ed Jarrett is also on Facebook (Tallest Sandcastle), Twitter (@TallSandcastle), and Instagram (@TallestSandcastle).

About Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes is an incorporated organization founded in 2008 to provide assistance to the community at large.  Hometown Heroes’ main purpose is to foster an environment of goodwill, generosity, and encouragement by supporting local communities when unexpected needs arise during a crisis without discrimination towards an individual’s ethnicity, gender, and age.  The organization provides an opportunity for all of us to give back to the community through professional assistance, financial assistance, and advocacy.  Hometown Heroes helps those in need, often with little or no time, to find a solution to a problem that at the time appears overwhelming.


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