It’s going to take a lot of sand, a lot of people, and a lot of hours, but we will be victorious,” says Ed Jarrett. “We’ve got the sand, we know the people are out there, and, well, the hours are upon us.
Farmington, CT (Vocus/PRWEB) March 19, 2011
Ever want to break a Guinness World Record? Not sure what you would do? Wonder no more. Your chance has arrived. Beginning on April 1st, Ed Jarrett will work to break his very own Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle in a multi-charity fundraiser event at Winding Trails in Farmington, Connecticut. He needs all the help he can get. And, everyone’s names will be submitted to Guinness.
“It’s going to take a lot of sand, a lot of people, and a lot of hours, but we will be victorious,” says Ed Jarrett. “We’ve got the sand, we know the people are out there, and, well, the hours are upon us – we will start filling the first layer of the form with sand on April 1. No fooling.”
Designed to raise money for several charitable organizations, the Jarrett’s Castle event lists Save Walton Pond, Special Olympics Connecticut, Gifts of Love, New Horizons, and UCONN Children’s Cancer Fund as its primary beneficiaries. Those who help build the sandcastle will not only have their names submitted to Guinness but also may designate one or more primary beneficiaries to receive the pledges they collect or may select and register a charity of their choice to benefit from their efforts.
In 2003, Jarrett built a sandcastle 29 feet, three inches tall, breaking the Guinness World Record for the Tallest Sandcastle for the first time and taking bragging rights from Finland. In 2007, he broke his own record, sculpting a castle 31 feet, seven inches tall and raising more than $100,000 for charity at the same time. Never satisfied, he now seeks to build a castle at least 35 feet tall and raise even more money for charitable organizations.
Sponsors include: Dunning Sand & Gravel, which will donate all the sand required for the project; Rich Wright Productions, which is producing a documentary film about Jarrett’s quest for the Guinness World Record; Miner’s Lumber, which provided some of the materials for the forms required to pack the sand; WardComm Public Relations and Sharon Mayock Graphic Design for marketing and public relations; and Kostin Ruffkess; and the Farmington Field Club.
Those wanting to learn more and get involved should visit http://www.tallestsandacstle.com for additional details and contact information.
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