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Castle Laurita West is Coming!

Castle Laurita West is Coming!

Laurita Journal , Laurita Winery , News 🕔April 14, 2016 1 comment



The Groundbreaking ceremony is Wednesday, April 20th at 5:30pm and is open to the public!

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APRIL 14, 2016

PHONE: 732-228-7962 EXT. 106

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. – Ed Jarrett, world-renowned sculptor and four-time Guinness World Record holder for the Tallest Sandcastle, will break ground on a new sand sculpture to benefit Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity. The site of the sculpture will be built at Laurita West on a site known as ‘Castle Laurita West,’ adjacent to the Laurita Winery in New Egypt by the helping hands of Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

This isn’t Jarrett’s first attempt at the world record. After he built the world’s tallest sandcastle by hand in 2013 in Point Pleasant Beach, Guinness World Records changed its rules to allow machines in the construction process. Now, Jarrett hopes to break the world record for a fifth time, without the use of power tools, and bring the title back to New Jersey.

The project, dubbed ‘Hands vs. Machines 2016,’ is in need of thousands of volunteers and is open to the public. Come spend the day on the work site to help build the world’s tallest sandcastle. For a donation of $20.16 individuals may work on the site for an entire day; others can simply donate sand for $1 per bucket. All monies raised will be used towards the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity home in Toms River for a local low-income family on a donated lot from Toms River Township. Groundbreaking will be on Wednesday, April 20. 2016 at 5:30 p.m. with construction carrying on daily from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information on volunteer registration and scheduling, call and leave a voicemail at 732-228-7962 ext. 108.

About Ed Jarrett

Ed Jarrett volunteers his time to sculpt sand, ice, and more for charity. He set his first Guinness World Record title for the Tallest Sandcastle in 2003 when his creation standing 29 feet, four inches tall in Falmouth, Maine broke the record previously held in Finland. Since then, he has broken his own record three times, most recently on October 29, 2013 with a sandcastle 38 feet, two inches tall in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Visit for more information.

About Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in northern Ocean County. To date, the Northern Ocean County affiliate has completed 16 new homes, over 60 Hurricane Sandy critical home repairs and 116 exterior repairs through its ‘A Brush with Kindness’ program. For more information and to find out how to get involved, ‘like’ Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity on Facebook, visit or call 732-228-7962, ext. 109.

About Laurita Winery

A sustainable alternative, linked to the local area through tradition, culture, and respect for its natural resources, Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey, is committed to creating wines that derive as much character from the fruit as possible. The name “Laurita” comes from the first names of owners Randy Johnson’s and Ray Shea’s mothers, Laura and Rita, to whom the winery is dedicated. Laurita Winery offers wine tasting and vineyard and winery tours. It is a regional destination for the enjoyment of diverse musical and cultural entertainment from country line dancing and outdoor movie nights, to jazz and blues to multi-media art displays. The Inn at Laurita Winery is an amazing 10-room inn offering full amenities and a five-star, three course breakfast. For more information, visit


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  1. Patrick

    Great event! I’ll be there for sure!!

    Reply Patrick 17 April 2016, 20:32

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