2007-08-10 / Community

Kids Show Off Artistic Skills At Sandcastle Contest

Katelyn McFadden, the second-place winner in the "Adults 14 Years of Age and Up" category, works on her inventive penguin sculpture. Katelyn McFadden, the second-place winner in the "Adults 14 Years of Age and Up" category, works on her inventive penguin sculpture. Children from the Rockaway area showed off their artistic talents at this year's Sandcastle Contest, held by the shore on Beach 118 Street. While the weather on July 29 might not have been ideal, many still came out to the event, sponsored by West End Realty and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, to create their own versions of the sandcastle. The following participants were the top three winners in each category:
Children 8-Years-Old And Under
(With Help)
1. Angelina Ganz
2. Stephanie Sperandio
3. Natalie Barna
Children 9-13 With No Help
1. Terri Bing
2. Varuni Sarwal
3. Alex Kasavan
Children 9-13 With Help
1. Christine Tauillon and
Benjamin Kasavan
2. Chris Fraser
3. Sky Krakauer
Adults 14 And Up
1. James Johnson
2. Katelyn McFadden
3. Maria Gelphman, Lucia Oswald
and Joanne LaGamba.

Benjamin Kasavan is happy to receive some help on his "Castle With Seaweed Moat." Benjamin Kasavan is happy to receive some help on his "Castle With Seaweed Moat." Angelina Ganz sprinkles some final touches of sand on her "Princess Castle." Angelina Ganz sprinkles some final touches of sand on her "Princess Castle." Terri Bing contemplates her next move. Terri Bing contemplates her next move. Sky Krakauer took third place in his category with his "Pink Starfish." Sky Krakauer took third place in his category with his "Pink Starfish." Bing's finished sea turtle, which won her a first-place trophy. Bing's finished sea turtle, which won her a first-place trophy.

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