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29th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, September 5, 2010

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Date: August 23, 2010
Contact: Loretta Farley, 415-464-5140

2009 Sand Sculpture Contest: Adult/Family Group 1st Place Winner: Entry #02: Baby Blue, by the Stern and Kellen Families
2009 Sand Sculpture Contest: Adult/Family Group 1st Place Winner: Entry #02: Baby Blue, by the Stern and Kellen Families

Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 29th annual Sand Sculpture Contest. We welcome all ages at this free community event located at Drakes Beach. Categories include: Children (14 and under), Adult Individuals, and Adult/Family Groups. Three prizes will be awarded in each of those categories along with prizes for the sculpture with the most recycled plastic included. This event is family based, but please remember no dogs are allowed on this designated swimming beach (no lifeguard on duty). Local celebrity judges include Charlie Morgan, musician and KWMR Radio personality and Cheri Leirer, local business owner and long time art and science teacher who will make the call on creativity and originality. Donna Faure, Development Director of partner agency Point Reyes National Seashore Association will judge the children's sculptures. Bring a picnic and spend the day!


9:00 a.m. Registration begins at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center, Drakes Beach
12:00 noon Judging begins
3:30 p.m. Prizes awarded

For more information, please contact the Bear Valley Visitor Center 415-464-5100 x2 x5.  This event is sponsored in partnership with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.


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