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State Parks Sandcastle Contest constructs at south side

Jul 25, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Forming a happy puppy with a big lick are (l-r) Aviah Stillman,18, Calab Fitzgerald,18, Andrew Weir, 15, and Borgita Stillman, 16.

The 34th annual Delaware Seashore State Park Sandcastle Contest took place at the Indian River Inlet south side July 12, where young and old alike formed their ideas into reality along the Atlantic Ocean.

The 12 and under category was won by Team Sky's Village with team members Joey Ajalli, Reza Ajalli and their Tall Castle with Stairs.

The open category was won by team Lancaster that created an alligator. The team consisted of Dennis Shelly, Kelly Shelly, Justin Shelly, Megan Groff and Steve Groff.

 

Joey Ajalli poses proudly behind his entry that did well in the 12 and under category. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Just getting underway on his first place entry is Dennis Shelly as he forms the body on his alligator. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Proud of their sea turtle entry are (l-r) Maeve Miller, 8, Ellie Shiveley, 11, and Molly Franklin, 11. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Not to be outdone by the big kids, Skylar Medford, 2, works on an impromptu castle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Murray Oltman of Bethany Beach works on his entry in the 34th annual contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jill Swartwout of Selbyville works to finetune her entry. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Hunter Archer, 8, left, and Logan Moore,14, pose with Archer's entry in the 12 and under category. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
An aquarium titled Under the Sea was the entry by (l-r) Emily Franklin,15, Molly Miller,15, Trish and Doug Miller and Wayne Shively of Baltimore, Md. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
This cute Minion was made by Joe Fronheiser, left, and his wife and daughters Michelle, Casey, 7, and Sydney, 9. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Finishing up his skate park castle were Brent Dieterle, 7, and his mom, Cindy. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Constructing a dragon castle are twelve year old friends Olivia Weir,l, Violet Walker and Marna Stillman. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Ready to give out the prizes are park interpreter Mary Powdel, left, and Interpretive Manager Laura Scharle. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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