It seems like only a few weeks ago the lives of all too many New Jersey friends and family had their lives turned upside down from Super Storm Sandy (aka Frankenstorm). I remember receiving the phone call that we were to evacuate our home just minutes before our power went out, I was so nervous not knowing what was about to come.
We all have a story to share when it comes to Sandy.
Most stories will have you hugging the stranger telling you, it’s been great to see how fast New Jersey has jumped at the chance to help one another no matter the cost or need, everyone had some thing, some way or someone to help, and they did!
While it is amazing to watch the progress of our boardwalks and restaurants being rebuilt and reopening, my heart still aches every time I drive past a neighbor’s home that is still vacant with storage pods in driveways instead of cars, or homes being ripped apart with piles a debris in dumpsters on their front lawns instead of fresh flowers in bloom for spring. I’m so grateful to have had the chance to help in a local project recently with such a worthy cause.
The Worlds TALLEST sand castle is being built right here on our beloved Jersey Shore! The “Sandy Castle” will help raise awareness in support of New Jersey Hometown Heroes Sandy relief effort.
- Ed Jarrett holds the title in the Guinness World Records for the worlds tallest sand castle (current record 37 feet 10 inches).
- Although Ed is no Jersey boy, he along with his wife and friend, Alan Fumo are giving New Jersey one BIG reason to be prouder than ever!
- The world’s tallest sand castle is making its home on Point Pleasant Beach, on the beach in front of Jenkinson’s Aquarium. (50 feet tall will soon be the new world record.)
- When complete the “Sandy Castle” will be charge admission: $3 for children and seniors $5 for adults. 100% of all proceeds and donations from “Sandy Castle” will benefit NJ Hometown Heroes.
How to volunteer to build the tallest sandcastle ever
- Join us on Wednesday May 29th 5-7 pm.
- We need volunteer builders 18+ years old or older. (If you can not find a sitter but want to come as a full family it should be fine if mom and dad take turns helping and watching your kids, due to the height of the structure there will be heavy buckets being lifted up scaffolding that is fairly high and could be dangerous for little ones if unattended.)
- To sign up, please message us on our Facebook page or comment at the bottom of this post to let us know that you will be joining us.
- Bring a large shovel, towel, and water bottle
- Be prepared for some heavy lifting and lots of digging.
Come lend a hand in the sand!
For more information and to check out photos check out http://jarrettscastle.com/
Thank you Ed Jarrett for allowing us to be a part of the “Sandy Castle” it is a great way to put a positive spin on super-storm Sandy, the kids will remember this forever!
This blog post was written by Amy M. while she was a blogger for Jersey Family Fun.