More castles in the sandIf you missed the Castle in the...

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August 18, 1991

More castles in the sand

If you missed the Castle in the Sand's annual sand sculpture contest in June, take heart. Another contest will be held Thursday on the beach at 92nd Street.

Registration is slated for 10 a.m., and contestants will be given a pail, shovel and hat. Trophies will be awarded in a variety of categories, including most creative and most elaborate, and competition is divided into four age groups: age 7 and under, ages 8 to 11, ages 12 to 15 and age 16 and older. Awards will be presented at 1 p.m.

Sand sculptor Randy Hofman, who creates a religious tableau every night on the beach at First Street, will be on hand to zTC demonstrate sculpting techniques and to create a giant castle as a centerpiece for the event.

For more information, call the Ocean City Public Relations office at 289-2800.

An arts and craft show will be held Monday through Thursday at the Ocean City Convention Center, 40th Street and the bay. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $1.50 for adults. Children under 12 will be admitted free.

The show will feature exhibitors from eight states displaying and demonstrating their original creations. Among the arts expected be on display are stained glass, pottery, woodcraft, ceramics, glassblowing, photography, country crafts, sculpture, wood carving, basket-making and calligraphy. Drawings will be held each day for a $25 show shopping spree.

For more information, call (301) 681-7880.

Original artwork for sale in Bethany

For more arts and crafts, check out the 190 artisans who will exhibit and sell their works at the 13th annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Organizers say the event will feature "the largest variety of arts and crafts on the Eastern Shore."

All works are original and one of a kind since Bethany Beach

doesn't allow works created from kits or commercially manufactured items in the show.

The festival is sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. The rain date is next Sunday. For more information, call (302) 539-2100 or (800) 962-7873.

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