Joe Bell
Director of Corporate Communications
Cafaro Company
330-747-2661 ext. 771
724-730-4532 (Mobile)

A Sand-sational Way to Greet Summer at Meadowbrook Mall

Is it time to hit the beach?  Well, maybe not quite yet but a trip to Meadowbrook Mall will make you feel like you’ve arrived.  Center Court will soon be the home to It’s a Sandsational Celebration.  From May 5 through May 8, professional sand sculptors will turn over 20 tons of sand into a unique work of art with the theme of “Almost Heaven, West Virginia”.  Spectators are welcome to stop by, watch the sculptors work and maybe even pick up a few tips for your own creations.  It’s a Sandsational Celebration, sponsored by WBOY-TV and WDTV-TV, will be on display in Meadowbrook Mall’s Center Court for 12 weeks.

The creative force behind It’s a Sandsational Celebration will be sculptor Matt Long.  Since 2001, Long has created innumerable sand sculptures around the world for competitive, civic and corporate events.  He has placed in four World Championship competitions and was a cast member for the Travel Channel show Sand Masters.  He has created sand sculptures in far-flung venues like Thailand, New Zealand and New York’s Times Square.  Assisting Long will be fellow sculptors Brian Belcher, Brian Wigglesworth, Andy Daily, Greg Grady, Karen Fralich and Matthew Deibert.

The Meadowbrook Mall Complex is located on Interstate 79, Exit 121, in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  It has been serving the people of the Bridgeport/Clarksburg area since 1982.  To learn more, visit  Meadowbrook Mall is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio.  One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization has developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 14 states.    For more information on the Cafaro organization, log onto