Opening Day for a Winning Team

April 1, 2011

What a great day! Today was the official kick off to our attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle while raising money for several charities. We began with a snow-covered site (nice April Fool’s joke, Mother Nature – you tried to storm the castle and failed), and concluded with the first […]

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Soon to be Blanketed in Snow?

March 30, 2011

With Friday’s weather forecast calling for everything from a wintry mix to 6-12 inches of snow (depending upon what model you trust), three things are true: It is Spring, Mother Nature is hilarious, and Ed Jarrett isn’t stopping – the site preparation continues and, on Friday, April 1, he will begin building a sandcastle to […]

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Site Preparation Begins!

March 28, 2011

At 7:00 this morning, Dunning Sand & Gravel delivered the first load of sand for our project.  We then spent the day spreading and packing sand to level the surface in preparation for the first level of the “wooden bucket” (or form). You see, to build the world’s tallest sandcastle (even in frigid not-so-spring-just-yet temperatures […]

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T Minus One Week

March 24, 2011

It’s finally here.  IT’S FINALLY HERE!  It. Is. Finally. Here. We’re going to start building the sandcastle next week.  Our incredible, hardworking, dedicated steering committee has been meeting weekly since last July to get to this point.  And, it’s finally here.  The plan is to break ground at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011 […]

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Got a Hole in Your Bucket [List]?

February 6, 2011

Buckets.  Lots of buckets. You might not be as excited about them as we are.  In fact, if you’re in our neck of the woods in the Farmington Valley in Connecticut, we suspect you might be a little bit cranky about buckets right now – specially today as temperatures nearing 40 degrees (only temporarily) begin […]

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Playing with Sand to Shake the Winter Chill

January 10, 2011

This morning, we transformed the set of Better Connecticut (well, a small section of it anyway) into a beach.  The studio lights were nice and toasty and the glow of everyone’s smiling faces (from the producers and crew to the hosts,  audience members, and other guests) filled our morning with a warmth that felt like […]

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Tough Times Call for Creative Fundraising — Jarrett’s Castle Has the Solution

November 2, 2010

Next Spring, Ed Jarrett, Guinness Record Holder for the World’s Tallest Sandcastle, will attempt to break his own record.  But, he can’t do it alone.  Only with help from thousands of volunteers can he succeed is his quest.  That’s why the construction of the castle has been designed as a multi-charity fundraising event, offering organizations […]

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Older Posts

November 2, 2010

9.22.2010 Check out our new slideshow/video, showcasing Ed Jarrett’s creation of test castles and sculptures in preparation for his attempt to break his own Guinness Book record for the World’s Tallest Sandcastle in Spring 2011. Jarrett’s Castle 2010 on YouTube 8.18.2010 Today, Ed Jarrett, the Guinness Book record holder for the World’s Tallest Sandcastle, completed […]

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