Perfect weather, perfect sand, crowds of onlookers. The Racine Arts Council's Sandcastles Festival went off without a hitch today, with almost a dozen teams competing to turn sand and water into mud... and then into sculpture.
First place was worth $300; Second won $200, Third received $100 and Fourth $50. Fourth went to Schultz Engineering's Sundial.
Then the tide comes in, and washes away all the hard work at Samuel Myers Park. Ah, there's always next time.
Second place: Super Sand Gods' circus scene with elephant