New Construction At Compo: Yours For $100!

Homes With Hope‘s supportive housing offers hope to men, women and children, all down on their luck.

This morning, HWH officials had a different hope: a break in the weather.

Sure enough, by noon the gloom was gone.

And the 13th annual “Castles in the Sand” was on.

The clever event — a sand-building competition — is both fun and fundraising. Organizations, friend groups and families pay $100 for a small lot, $300 for a bigger one.

At noon, they started creating.

By 2 p.m., it looked like this:

This sandy duck promotes the Great Duck Race, set for June 21 in the Saugatuck River.

This sandy creature promotes the Great Duck Race (June 21 on the Saugatuck River.)

To hell with "sand castles." In 2014, go for a "sand iPhone."

To hell with “sand castles.” In 2014, go for a “sand iPhone.”

Working from a photo (middle), this group built their version of the Kemper Gunn House on Church Lane.

Working from a photo (middle), this group built “the Kemper-Gunn House.”

It's supposedly a mermaid. But it just looks like a great chance to play in the sand.

It’s supposedly a mermaid. But it just looks like a great chance to play in the sand.

At 4 p.m., it will all be over.

Because they’re castles in the sand, they’ll soon be gone.

But — thanks to so many kids of all ages at the beach today — Homes With Hope’s good works will still stand strong.

 

2 responses to “New Construction At Compo: Yours For $100!

  1. Nancy Hunter Wilson

    Great idea, and so true, we get stronger building castles in the sand.

  2. Bobbie Herman

    I was in NYC today, I hope the castles didn’t get rained on.