Volunteer Jate Doreemus sits on the Boardwalk at Beach 116 Street, signing up contestants for West End Realty’s annual Sandcastle Contest, which was held last Sunday. According to Barbara Morris, who owns the realty company, this was the largest turnout for the event in the more than ten years that it has been running.
The Cummins Family digs its sea snake.
Each contestant got his or her own piece of beachfront at Beach 116 Street and three hours in which to create a masterpiece.The judges looked at all the entries, asked questions and then made their decision.One of the prize-winners used a surfboard in its presentation.
There were lots of creative sculptures, many using food coloring to highlight their creations.
Entire families made some of the sandy sculptures.
This sea monster came with a pink hat.
City Councilman Joseph Addabbo and his aide, Frank Gulluscio, add their support to the diggers.
You can’t have a sandcastle contest without at least one Mermaid. Moochie and Samantha Suarez won a prize for theirs.