2000-08-05 / Front Page

Mr. Sand Man...


There was a New York Yankees sighting on the beaches of Rockaway this week! Actually, Keith Fraser, 14, participated in the Sandcastle Contest on Tuesday, August 1 and created a Yankee out of Rockaway’s sand. 
There was a New York Yankees sighting on the beaches of Rockaway this week! Actually, Keith Fraser, 14, participated in the Sandcastle Contest on Tuesday, August 1 and created a Yankee out of Rockaway’s sand.

More than 100 children and parents participated in the fifth annual Sandcastle Contest on Tuesday, August 1 as part of the Night Out Against Crime festivities.

"The sand sculptures were simply magnificent," said Barbara J. Morris, owner of West End Realty, who sponsors this event annually. Judges chose the sandcastle winners based on originality, workmanship and creativeness.

Friends who helped to sponsor this event included Two Brothers Construction; Tom Catanese, who was one of the judges; BBC Variety Store; Vintage Abstract; and Condor Pest Control. Rogoff’s and the Fashion Wave donated snorkels, fins, pails and shovels. Ciro’s Pizza on Beach 116 street donated pizza and the Sand Bar Restaurant donated hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, ice-cream sundaes and soda.

Thanks to Doug MacLeod and the Parks Department who helped to get the permit set for this on-the-beach activity. Thanks are also in order for Community Affairs Police Officer Hector Tello and to Police Officer Tom Bowden, who not only policed the event, but also was one of the judges.

Thank you to Jate Doremus -- not only did he make the markers, he also helped to sign in and mark the beach, plus was one of the judges.

The winners of the event include: (Parent with Child) Evelyn, Sarah and Blanch Pareja, first place; Megan Johnson and Dorothy Murphy, second place; and Jonathan and Gary Gliboff and Alex Pliskin and Vita, third place.

Winners in the 8-13 year old category include Amber and Kyo Pincus and Katie Watt, first place; Alex Weisor McLanie, second place; and Anthony George, Adam and Katie Pareja, and Laura Kenna, third place.

The winners in the adult category included Robin, Marie, Robin Sr. and Colen Grant, first prize; Matt Magee, second prize; and Cathy Johnson, third prize.


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