Beautiful weather draws hundreds to sand sculpture contest

August 15, 2015

sandcastle -1PENTWATER — Beautiful, sunny weather drew hundreds of beach goers to the 42nd Annual Pentwater Sand Sculpture Contest at Charles Mears State Park during the village’s Homecoming celebration Friday, Aug. 14.

A total of 53 sculptures and 146 participants competed in the event.

Homecoming, which is the village’s largest celebration of the year, continues Saturday with the Grand Parade at 4 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. This year is the 85th annual event.

The Marine Corps League Pancake Breakfast at the Pentwater VFW is set for Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Detailed event schedule here.

sandcastle - 3Sand Sculpture Results

1-7 Year Olds:

1st – Miss Arnie Octopus, Grand Rapids, Madeline

2nd – Princess Castle, Grand Rapids, Leah and Troy

3rd – Titanic, Vicksburg, Griffin Schiedel

8-10 Year Olds:

1st – Riding Through Pentwater, Arlington Heights, Claire Hackman

2nd – Monsieur Tortue France, Grand Rapids

3rd – Surfing, Byron Center, Ethan Petz

11-13 Year Olds:

1st – Fun In The Sun, Ada, Anna Breaugh

2nd – Pentwater Smiles, Pentwater, Tommy Gregwer

3rd – A Day In Pentwater, Grand Rapids, Maggie and Benji Zorn

sandcastle - 214-16 Year Olds:

1st – Sensational Summer Rochester, Elisabeth Bulat


1st – Honk If You Like Summer, Dayton, Ohio, Sarah Kensinger

2nd – Summertime Sadness, Farmington Hills, Gary Maike

3rd – Picnic, Port Huron, Dave Swarts

Immediate Family

1st – Scarfing Hot Dogs, Grand Haven, Tom Phares

2nd – Transforming Letter Forms, Tallmadge, Ohio, Bobby and Connie Powell

3rd – Seeing & Swallowing Summer, Northfield Ohio, Mark Ashley

Extended Family

1st – Eyes Memphis, Mich., Geno LeTarte

2nd – Mr. Potato Head, Pentwater, Kloostra Clan

3rd – Party Time Davison, Mich., Frank Wegner

– Photos by Ron Beeber.


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