Sand castle contest highlights Euclid Beach volunteers' day of fun

On Saturday, July 17th, volunteers from Arts Collinwood, Tri-C, Baldwin-Wallace College, Business Volunteers Unlimited, The City of Cleveland Division of Water and local residents came together to clean and screen Euclid Beach Park! Even in the summer heat, we collected close to 76 pounds of trash including 745 cigar tips, 350 pieces of plastic, 220 caps/lids and much more!

The beach cleanup was only part of whole day of fun in the sun activities! There was a sand castle contest with over 50 participants, performances by Cleveland’s very own Show Wagon Crew, an instrument making workshop and even a visit by the Metroparks Naturetracks bus.

Instrument making workshops were provided by Craig Woodson, who taught 100 visitors how to make their own drums and maraccas.  Musical performances were provided by Show Wagon, courtesy of the City of Cleveland's Bureau of Cultural Arts.  Nearly 100 people particpated in the sand castly contest, with 21 teams winning prizes for everything from best use of found objects to best wildlife depiction, for the larger than life sand sea turtles that invaded Euclid Beach.  Judges were  Councilman Michael Polensek, Laura Robinson, owner of Helping Hands Daycare on E. 185th, and William Meyers, a local resident and Arst Collinwood trustee.  An estimated 250 people participated in the event throughout the day.

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 3:02 PM, 08.03.2010