JULY 6, 2011
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Carl Jara will arrive much earlier than the guests of Cleveland
Metroparks "Summer Beach Party" to play in the sand and
create a themed sand sculptor for all to enjoy.
Visit throughout the day to watch Carl Jara's progress, and then
enjoy Cleveland Metroparks free "Summer Beach Party"
event on Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Huntington Beach
in Huntington Reservation in Bay Village.
Carl Jara: is a local prodigy and has been featured twice
on The Travel Channel. Jara has won just
about every honor there is to win as a master sand sculptor.
He is the only sculptor ever to have won more than one
Sculptors Choice Award at the World Championships. Jara has
competed in eleven countries, more than two dozen states and
continues to make a living "playing in the sand."
In addition to sand sculpting, Jara works for the Cleveland Museum
of Natural History as the Exhibits Artisan/Technician.
Jara should be cleaning his tools and washing his hands as the
"Summer Beach Party" officially kicks off at 5 p.m.
Beach-goers can enjoy activities from 5 to 8 p.m. with a sand
castle-building area for visitors to try their hand, Steel Drum
shows by the Akron Steel Drum Band, a fishing demonstration area
with Cleveland Metroparks staff, a kayak demonstration area with
41� North Coastal Kayak Adventures, live animals from Lake Erie
Nature & Science Center, a dive team exhibit with Cleveland
Metroparks Rangers, and more!
And, enjoy beach games from 5 to 8 p.m. with a scavenger hunt,
shake-n-bake contest, water balloon toss, relay races, hula hoop
contests, beach blanket bingo, limbo, "Ranger" says,
cornhole, beach volleyball, and more. Prizes will be
And, as the sun sets across the night skies, warm up at the
campfire and enjoy the ever-entertaining Musical Mark at 8 p.m.
Then, be sure to bring beach blankets and beach chairs for the
8:45 p.m. movie on the beach - "Free Willy" (the 1993
Huntington Beach is located off Lake Road in Huntington
Reservation, between Crocker-Bassett and Columbia roads in Bay
Village - north of the I-90/Columbia Road
For more information, call 216-635-3200 or visit
Be amazed by national award-winning sand sculptor Carl Jara's
"Free Willy" sand art at the "Summer Beach
Party" of Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,