August 10, 2008

Sandcastles (and lighthouse, elephant, etc.)

Team Squand, with their 1st Place Lighthouse

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

Third Place: Fungers Bunch built a castle

It all starts this way...

Maybe we can build one next year, Daddy?


  1. The winner of this event carved the dragon on Main Street in Downtown Racine Carves its Niche ice carving event last January. She's a dynamic personality. Glad to see her back downtown sharing her talents and creating art work on the beach. Congrats to the event organizers. Thanks Pete for the awesome photo coverage. Keep up the good work everyone !

  2. Great event! It was wonderful to see so many children and teens participating as well!