“Thanks to the great support of Steve Conboy and his company, Eco Building Products, we’ve been able to secure an adjudicator from Guinness World Records to come out and officially certify that we have broken the world record for the tallest sandcastle,” Ed Jarrett said in a press release. “This is such a wonderful reward for everyone who worked so hard to help us build both sandcastles this year – after all, the sand touched by everyone on the first attempt is the same sand that went into the second attempt.”
Earlier this year, Ed Jarrett’s first attempt to break his current tallest sandcastle record (37 feet, 10 inches)
resulted in a 30+ foot sandcastle (“Sandy Castle”) that raised more
than $50,000 for Hometown Heroes.
Fueled by his project’s fundraising success and the promise he made to more than 2,500 children (4,500 volunteers in all) who helped build Sandy Castle, Jarrett decided to make a second attempt at breaking the record – as well as continue raising awareness that people are still in need of assistance in their recovery after the storm – and he is currently sculpting Sandy Castle 2013, Second Edition, a sandcastle estimated at 40 feet tall.
Jarrett said he is grateful for the involvement and support of NJ Discover Productions whose dedicated team has tirelessly worked to make sure the entire sandcastle construction process was, and remains to be, broadcast live via streaming online video.
Patch will update this story with a time once one is scheduled.