FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
DAN CRANDALL - 216-635-3274
Some people make little bucket sand castles.
Carl Jara builds mounds of sand and creates a specially-theme sand
sculpture for Cleveland Metroparks �Summer Beach Party� on
Saturday, August 4.
Visit throughout the day to watch Carl Jara's progress, and
enjoy the free �Summer Beach Party� event 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.
As Jara finishes �playing in the sand,� 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, musical entertainment by the Calypso
Gypsies Steel Drum Band, a fishing demonstration area with
Cleveland Metroparks staff, live animals from Lake Erie Nature
& Science Center, a dive team exhibit with Cleveland Metroparks
Rangers, and more!
Kids can enjoy beach games from 5 to 8 p.m. with a variety of
beach games and activities, including: a scavenger hunt,
shake-n-bake contest, water balloon toss, relay races, hula hoop
contests, beach blanket bingo, limbo, and more. Prizes will
As day turns to night, warm up at the campfire and enjoy the
ever-entertaining Musical Mark at 8 p.m.
And, don't forget to bring beach blankets and beach chairs for
the 8:45 p.m. movie on the beach - �Back to the Future.�
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
sand art at the �Summer Beach Party� of Cleveland Metroparks -
part of your life, naturally!