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Playing In The Sand

“Make hay while the sun shines,” farmers say.

In Westport, we translate that as: “Go play at the beach when it’s nice out.”

Castles in the Sand — a fundraiser for Homes With Hope — drew a great crowd today. Teams, ranging from 2 or 3 people to a dozen — representing civic organizations, businesses or just friends — paid money for a pile of sand. Two hours later, they’d created clever (and very temporary) sculptures.

A group of Staples students celebrated National Train Day by building this locomotive below — hauling cargo behind it. Eric Essagof took this photo, tweeted it, and got a quick shout-out from National Train Day organizers.

Wakeman Town Farm built a hand holding a seed. There were animals, surfers and the Taj Mahal. The Saugatuck Congregational Church built, well, the Saugatuck Congregational Church.

And — this being the beach — “Jaws.”

Beth Carter sent these 2 photos:

Nearby, the 2nd annual Westport Youth Commission-sponsored volleyball tournament was underway.  The group has worked hard all year to bring police and teenagers together. This event was one result.

The cops wore orange t-shirts. The teenagers and 20-somethings wore everything else.

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