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Malagash sandcastle festival set to kick off July 29

Sand creations of all shapes and sizes will be scattered along Blue Sea Beach in Malagash on July 29.

Beach-bound architects

Sand creations of all shapes and sizes will be scattered along Blue Sea Beach in Malagash on July 29.

For the past nine years the Malagash and Area Heritage Association has hosted a sandcastle festival on the popular beach, luring hundreds of artisans and spectators to the rural area each year.

Its an outdoor event for the young people and its an opportunity for people to see beautiful Malagash, said Ken Wilson, association spokesperson.

The festival will kick off at 11 a.m. and participants will have only a few hours to complete their creations before their artwork is judged for prizes.

Teams of five people or less will compete in four categories, commercial, family, teens, and age 12 and under.

Refreshments will be available at an on site canteen and barbecue.

Registration prior to the event is not required but entry fees are charged. In the commercial division, businesses not sponsoring the event pay $50; family division, $10; teen division, $5; and children age 12 and under, will not be charged a fee.

Wheelbarrows can be used to carry tools onto the beach but can not be used to move sand.

Natural materials found on the beach like seaweed, shells, and driftwood can be included in the original sand designs.

Proceeds from the event help maintain the community-operated Malagash Salt Mine Museum and other community enhancement projects.

For more information about the event contact Wilson at 257-2412 or the museum at 257-2407.



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Organizations: Area Heritage Association, Malagash Salt Mine Museum

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