Castles in the sand at Richmond Beach Sunday

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

1st Place: Pomeii Jamaican style
Photo by Bob Pfeiffer

By Jack Malek

This year’s Sandcastle Building Contest brought to a close the Celebrate Shoreline week-long series of events commemorating the City's 17th birthday. Attendance was fantastic! There were 22 contestants and approximately 300+ people on the beach.  

Comments often heard included "healthy fun" and "family friendly" where anyone could participate and have a very real chance at winning a prize!  

Jerry and Dave at the Registration Desk
Photo by Jack Malek
A huge thank you to the dedicated volunteers who helped out: Bob and Judy Allen from Innis Arden; Larry and Jeanne Monger from Echo Lake; Gretchen Atkinson from Meridian Park; Ed Adams, Steve Kerr, Jerry Girmus, Dave Wight, Sheri Ashleman, Christie Wishaar and Jack Malek from Richmond Beach; City staff.

Judges Shari Winstead, Bob Pfeiffer, Rich Gustafson
Photo by Jack Malek
Judges Rich Gustafson, ProShoreline and former Shoreline City Council member; Bob Pfeiffer, President of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council; and Shoreline City Council member Shari Winstead.  

Northwest Family Chiropractic and Massage
Photo by Jack Malek
Also thanks to our prize sponsors: Full Moon Thai Cuisine, Gino's Pizza & Pasta, Hill's Restaurant, The Flying Dragon Restaurant and Spin Alley Bowling.  And finally, thanks to Northwest Family Chiropractic and Massage for grilling those delicious sausages! 

This year’s winners were:

Jack Malek (right) presents 1st Place to Team Sinks Fast
Photo by Bob Pfeiffer
1st Place: Pompeii Jamaican Style by Team Sinks Fast - Dan, Rachel and Jacob Berg and Gail Herman

2nd Place: Shoreline Chalet
Photo by Bob Pfeiffer
2nd Place to Team Super M's
Photo by Bob Pfeiffer

2nd Place: Shoreline Chalet by Team Super M's - Jacob, Steve, Joan, and Cameron Miller

3rd Place to Fort Turtle
Photo by Bob Pfeiffer

Jack Malek (right) with 3rd Place Team Nont
Photo by Bob Pfeiffer

3rd Place: Fort Turtle by Team Nont - Poonsiri, Pete, and Pie Aplchatpichien and Wichaphon Charnsakam.

Honorable Mention Family Category: Lamb Village by Bobby, Ava, Emily, Corey, Deanna, and Jamie Lamb

Honorable Mention Teen Category: The Tardis (Dr. Who) by Marlena Wilhelmsen and Phoebe Crampton-Haywood

Honorable Mention Kids Category: Cat Fort by Carla Aleveraz

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!


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