sandcastle-wolrd record set by Ed Jarrett
1] CASCO, Maine--A sand castle built nearly 32 feet high to raise
funds for a camp for terminally ill children and their families
has become the new world record for the Tallest sandcastle.
Sept. 1, 2007;Ed Jarrett celebrates completion of his world-record
31.7-foot-high sand castle, at the Point Sebago Resort in Casco,
Jarrett spent the summer building a "Castle to
the Sun" to raise funds to benefit Camp Sunshine, a camp on Sebago
Lake for children with life-threatening illnesses. Just under a
million pounds of sand - forty dump truck loads - went into building
the castle. /AP photo
Ed Jarrett's creation at Point Sebago stands
31 feet 7 inches, beating his old record by 2 feet 4 inches.
Almost 2000 volunteers helped him pack the sand,
while donating to Camp Sunshine, a getaway for families of children
with life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers also used 40 dump-truck
loads of sand.
So far, the "Castle to the Sun" has raised $100,000.
If you'd like to see it, you can visit Point Sebago between 10am
and 5pm through Monday.
Ed Jarrett, who created a 29 1/4-foot sand
castle in Falmouth, Maine, that was declared the world's tallest
in 2003, organized the "Castle to the Sun" event to raise funds
for Camp Sunshine.