MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Last year, the Mahopac Italian American Club’s Gaetano “Nino” Carbone constructed a replica of the World Trade Center’s twin towers made entirely out of wine corks.
Coming in at 11.75 feet, the sculpture set a Guiness World Record for the tallest cork structure. On Sunday, the IAC held an official unveiling of the sculpture, which was attended by local dignitaries and elected officials who came to honor Carbone for his accomplishment.
Also on hand was Terry Sears, a representative of the Tuesday’s Children charity, which aids families who lost a loved one in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Donations were made at the unveiling and given to Tuesday’s Children, along with money raised by a raffle for gift certificates to area restaurants.
After the ceremonies, in which Carbone was presented with a proclamation from the town of Carmel and a Certificate of Merit from the state, everyone sat down to a great Italian meal, which was cooked by Carbone himself.