Press Release: Sept. 26, 2013

September 26, 2013

Construction Begins on Sandy Castle, Second Edition World Record Attempt Offers Limited Timeframe for Volunteers September 26, 2013 | Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – Earlier this week on Jenkinson’s Beach in Point Pleasant, deconstruction officially began on Sandy Castle, the 30+ foot sandcastle that has raised more than $50,000 for Hometown Heroes.  Now, construction is […]

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Press Release: August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013

Tallest Sandcastle Sculptor Ed Jarrett Plans Second Attempt at Breaking World Record Sandy Castle Continues Standing Tall, Raising Money for Hometown Heroes August 7, 2013 | Point Pleasant Beach, NJ – As Sandy Castle stands tall on Jenkinson’s Beach in Point Pleasant and attracts hundreds of visitors daily, its creator, world renowned sculptor Ed Jarrett, […]

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Sandy Castle July 19, 2013 Update

July 19, 2013

Like New Jersey and everyone who lives here, Sandy Castle, through sculptor Ed Jarrett’s spirit and determination, is Stronger than a Superstorm. While the sandcastle is not a record breaker, it is a masterpiece and its majestic presence on Jenkinson’s Beach remains a mission to raise money Superstorm Sandy relief efforts and celebrate the Shore’s […]

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Sandy Castle June 21, 2013 Update

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 […]

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Sandy Castle June 11, 2013 Update

June 11, 2013

Over the past two weeks, Sandy Castle has faced more than its fair share of challenges. Following the initial spire collapse on May 28th, the weather began to wreak havoc. Ed Jarrett is now rebuilding the sandcastle spire for the fourth time, making adjustments to deal with the coarseness of the sand. Don’t worry, though, […]

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Sandy Castle June 3, 2013 Update

June 3, 2013

Many of you may have noticed that Sandy Castle’s original spire is missing. On Tuesday, May 28th, as we awaited President Obama’s visit to Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, a bulldozer was moving sand on the beach and creating a significant vibration. We’ve always feared thunder, as it shakes the ground. Well, the bulldozer was no different than […]

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Sandy Castle May 25, 2013 Update

May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend 2013! Thanks to the incredible help of more than 4,000 volunteers, sand has been packed to a height of more than 50 feet! Ed Jarrett has begin sculpting Sandy Castle and hopes to be finished in 30 days. Visitors are welcome. Please click here for more information.

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Sandy Castle May 10, 2013 Update

May 10, 2013

At this point, we’re calculating that we have packed over 60 percent of the 1.6 million pounds of sand that will make up the castle. More than 1,600 volunteers have assisted us, with about 1,000 of them being school children – Thank You, Everyone!! Right now, our greatest need for volunteers is daily from 5-9 […]

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Sandy Castle May 1, 2013 Update

May 1, 2013

We’ve got our camera in place and have started creating our time lapse video – here’s the first version, with some photos from before the special camera was installed and then pictures taken every 15 minutes through Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013. Stay tuned …

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Sandy Castle April 22, 2013 Update

April 22, 2013

Last week at Sandy Castle was incredible! With the help of more than 200 volunteers, we completed the first level and added and filled the forms for the second level. We’re officially four feet up, well on our way to 50! Special thanks to Antrim School, Bradley Beach Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 181, Lanes […]

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