2009-07-24 / Milestones

14th Annual Sand Castle Contest Set For July 26

2008 First Place Winners in the "Children 9-13 With Adults" category: the Beltran Family's "Castle." 2008 First Place Winners in the "Children 9-13 With Adults" category: the Beltran Family's "Castle." West End Realty, The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and HSBC Bank USA have announced their joint sponsorship of the 14th Annual Sand Castle Contest, one of the most successful and widely anticipated events of the summer season.

The contest will be held on the beach at Beach 118 Street on Sunday, July 26, from noon until 2 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, August 2.)

Prospective entrants are invited to pre-register now at the office of West End Realty at 209 Beach 116 Street. Final registration will take place at the contest site from 10 a.m. until 11:55 a.m., just prior to the start of competition.

As in past years, trophies and other prizes will be awarded in the following categories: children 1-8 years old with adult(s), children 9-13 years old with adult(s), children 9-13 years without help, and adults (14 years and up) without help.

Contestants are invited to bring their pails, shovels, putty knives, melon ballers, plastic kitchen utensils, paint scrapers, and—most importantly— their imagination and creativity!

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