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Over 40 sand sculptures created along the beach

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Greenwich, CT | Added on July 19, 2014 At 04:42 PM

Over 40 sand creations, from castles to sea animals have lined Greenwich point beach for SANDBLAST.

Saturday's annual sand sculpture festival brought nearly 100 participants of all ages to the beach with shovels, pails, and wheelbarrows to explore their creativity in the sand. 

"The only thing I'm usually thinking about is what I'm going to build," said one child. 

For over 30 years participants of all ages have been part of the annual sculpture festival organized by the Greenwich Arts Council in collaboration with the town's Parks and Recreation Department.   

"As you look around on the beach as you can see, they're pretty elaborate and many people arrive very early in the morning with big shovels, pails and some even bring wheelbarrows now to create absolutely incredible sculptures on the sands here," said Greenwich Arts Council executive director Paul Master-Karnik. 

"I've seen some really cool sculptures today," said Greenwich Parks and Recreation special events intern Rebecca Rolon. "There's a giant squid down there there's a bunch of giant sea turtles, it's exciting to see all the families in town just get together and have a good time."  

"We had to dig a lot of sand, which took a really long time, and then shape it out and get the supplies for his eyes, buttons, eyebrows and hair," said one participant.

The event was sponsored by Meli Melo and participants were awarded prizes for their work. 

"We go around and we look at each one and present a ribbons, and prizes and things to really some of the most spectacular ones on the beach," said Master-Karnik. 

"I really like sea animals and I really like an octopus and it didn't seem like it was too hard of an idea," said another participant. 


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