Friends of Hunting Island hosted their 8th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest on Saturday afternoon at Hunting Island State Park.
There were 18 teams that participated in the event. "It's a way of getting families out to the beach at Hunting Island," Nancy Grimaldi, chairman of the sand sculpture contest, said.
The teams were broken up into four groups: the Sand Fleas, contestants up to 8 years old who have an adult leader, the Sand Hoppers, ages 9 to 15 years old, the Sand Tribes, families, the Sand Fantasies, familes with children age 7 and under, and the Sand Shapers, adults compteting alone or in a small team.
Judges selected a first and second place winner for each group and then selected one team as the best in show. The results from the contest are:
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1st Place - Russell,& Megan Rothenburg Bryce, Jennifer & Liam Barnes Spartanburg, SC
1st Place: Kelly Chelten and Linda Chelten
2nd Place: Jasmine Christian and Leland Christian
1st Place Deann Palmer, Robert, Deann, Madisyn, Sydney, Mason, Sage
2nd Place: Molli Appling, Tom Page and Adele Page
1st Place: Aleah Seay, Concetta, Chloe, Olivia, Audrey, May, Thatia
2nd Place: Isabelle Lieblein and Nishta Ramasamy
1st Place Linda and Shelby Tant and Elliott Clark
2nd Place: Warren and Roman Benjamin
Best In show: Girl Scout Troop 2711