On Sunday, October 2nd, Ethan Carey published an article called: "A Majestic Sand Castle Appears on the Shores of New Milford's Lynn Deming Park."

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In the article, he explains that the Sand Castle (pictured below) was created by a local business called Create-A-Castle, owned and operated by Kevin and Laurie Lane.

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Kevin worked with another sculptor named Dan Anderson (Dan In The Sand) to pull off this amazing sight. They used their sand castle tools from Create-A-Castle to make this wonderful dream a reality.

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The Create-A-Castle folks wanted to do something eye-popping to celebrate another dream. They got their business featured on ABC's Shark Tank, in fact, they filmed their episode awhile back and it aired last Friday (10/7/22). There was even a screening party on the New Milford green that was attended by hundreds of locals.

The couple were big winners in the Tank, securing a deal with one of the Sharks. I reached out to Kevin Lane to ask him who invested, how much and how he feels about this success. This is what Kevin had to say:

"We accepted an offer from billionaire entrepreneur Kendra Scott, who committed to investing $350,000 in our snow and sandcastle building enterprise, in exchange for a 20 percent share of the business.  Going on Shark Tank was an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our business!  It feels surreal, but we are so excited for what the future holds."

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We got to speak to Kevin and Laurie on the I-95 Morning Show just prior to their Shark Tank appearance, you can listen to a portion of that interview below.

Congrats to Kevin and Laurie on their big win. Their hard work is evident and paying off. It's been a pleasure to get to know them a little through this process. The Lanes made New Milford proud.

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