March 26, 2013

Maine man's sandcastle to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy

The Associated Press

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J.  — Work has started on what organizers say will be the world's tallest sandcastle that will benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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In this file photo from 2007, Ed Jarrett tries set a new Guinness World Record for the tallest sand castle at Point Sebago Resort in Casco.

A bucket brigade was formed at Jenkinson's Pavilion in Point Pleasant Beach on Monday to form the sandcastle's foundation.

Ed Jarrett of Wiscasset, tells the Asbury Park Press the sandcastle will be 50-feet high. One side will feature a Jersey shore theme while the other will include a gothic-style design.

The Guinness Book of World Records says Jarrett holds the record for the world's tallest sandcastle for his 37-foot, 10-inch creation in Farmington, Conn.

Once the sandcastle is finished in June, people will be charged to get a closer look. The money will be donated to Hometown Heroes for its Sandy relief efforts.

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