Building Castles In The Sand

For some reason, the Castles in the Sand event seems to be held every year on the chilliest Saturday in May.

But for many other reasons, no one cares.

Judging one of the contest entries. (Photo/Jeff Wieser)

Peter Cadoux judging one of the contest entries. (Photo/Jeff Wieser)

It’s one of the most intriguing events on the civic calendar.

It brings a variety of Westport organizations — plus families and friends — to Compo Beach for good-natured competition.

And it’s fun.

Animals seemed to be a theme this afternoon at Compo Beach. (Photo/Jeff Wieser)

Animals were a theme this afternoon at Compo Beach. (Photo/Jeff Wieser)

This year, approximately 40 “lots” were sold.

That’s a lot of sand. A lot of creativity. And a lot of much-needed funds for Homes With Hope, the non-profit that does so much housing good, for so many.

The most colorful creation, by far.

The most colorful creation, by far.

An intricate ziggurat.

Relaxing after building an intricate ziggurat.

I have no idea what this is. But the kids who made it seem to be having a blast.

I have no idea what this is. But the kids who made it seem to be having a blast.

It was cold at Compo today -- and, in a way,

It was cold at Compo today — and, in a way, “Frozen.”

Perhaps the only true

The Greens Farms Church’s lighthouse: intricate, clever and very well constructed.

2 responses to “Building Castles In The Sand

  1. Diane Cady

    love it, every year!

  2. Roberta Tager

    Thanks, Dan, would have missed it this year.