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23rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 5, 2004

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Date: August 15, 2004
Contact: Loretta Farley , 415-464-5140

Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 23rd annual Sand Sculpture Contest. We welcome all ages at this community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Families, Adult Individuals, and Adult Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories. No charge for entering. This event is family based, but please remember no dogs are allowed on this designated swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty). A special prize this year will go to the sculpture incorporating the most recyclable plastic removed from the beach.

Schedule

9:00 am - Registration begins at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center

12:30 pm - Judging begins

3:00 pm - Prizes awarded

For more information, please contact the Bear Valley Visitor Center (415) 464-5140 or the Lighthouse Visitor Center at (415) 669-1534. This event is sponsored in partnership with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.

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