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Seventy contestants participated in the City’s first Sand Sculpting Contest of the season which included a group from the Upper Township K.E.Y.S. Day Camp.

Family Division Winners: lst. Place, the Jones Family from Ambler, Pa. who sculpted an Independence Day Castle; 2nd. Place, the Herwig Family, Princenton, N.J., King’s Castle; 3rd Place: the Stafford Family of Woodbury, Snoopy on a Dog House.

Family Division Honorable Mentions included Adams Family, Shamokin Dam Pa., Loch Ness Monster; The Bay House Family, Harleysville, Pa., Ski Ball Machine; The Cook Family of Erie Pa., Volkswagon; the Kerfoot Family of Bloomsbury, N.J., a Sea Horse.


Single Adult Category: 1st. Janet Briggs, Hurley, N.J., a carousel Horse’s Head, 2nd. Jim Reicher, Stone Pa., a Fish; 3rd Michelle Heckard Camphill, Pa., a Dolphin.

Teen Winners: Gabby Philips, Las Vegas, Nevada, a Mermaid; 2nd., Natalie Zakroff, Kingsport, Hop to O.C. Beach Bunny; 3 rd. Alex Higit, The Poconos, a sand castle.

Winners 9-12 Years: 1 st. Emily and Mathew Jones, Ambler, Pa. , a Princess Palace;

2 nd. Katie, Ashley and Emma of Colorado, a Mermaid; 3 rd. Mark, Jessica, and Emma Maley, Chicago and Pennsylvania, a Sea Turtle.

Six to 8 Year Winners: Will Zakroff, Hainsport, N.J. an Octopus: Kendall and Joanie, of Yardley, Pa., a Sand Castle.

Winner 5 and Under: Vivian Grace, Oreland, Pa., a Sand Castle.

Upper Township K.E.Y.S. Winners: 1st. Place: Kylie, Eve, Mary and Rebecca, Friends by the Sea; 2 nd. James, Sharp Tooth Island; 3rd. Mia and Lyla, Flowers and “Sparkle Shine Castle,” Honorable Mention, Amanda, Lyanna and Gianna LOL City.

The City’s second sand sculpting contest of the season will be held on August 7 starting

9 a.m. at the 6th St. Beach. It will be followed at 1p.m. by the Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant and Hermit Crab Races. For information, call 609-525-9300.