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The 33rd Annual Sandcastle Contest was held on Saturday, August 6th at Fisherman’s Beach in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The winners of the contest are as follows:

Top 10 Judge’s Favorites – Adult (15 & older):
In no particular order
1. Renaud de Vitry, David Garman, Sheila Stefanis from Lancaster, PA – “Peaceful Kingdom”
2. Allan, Allan, and Terri Fausnaught from Landenberg, PA; Bobby Croce from Milford, DE – “Hide and Squeak”
3. Cambria and Alan deVitry from Mt. Joy, PA; Brandon Sheetz from Lancaster, PA – “The King and I”
4. Joe, Jamie Lynn, and Nichole Sciandra from Coatesville, PA; Joshua Herrigel, Mary Alice and Russell Breuninger from Morristown, NJ; Scott Sapp from North Wilmington, DE; Simon Bath and Priscila Johnson from Phoenixville, PA; Walt White from Frederick, MD – “Tiki Castle”
5. David O’Brien, Shai Segall, Kenneth Ludwa, Cheryl Wojciechowski from Washington, D.C – “400 Years of Discovery”
6. James Flames; Jaime, Diane, Deana, Dani, and Daela Munoz; Cory Elder from Pittsburgh, PA; Randy and Deee Dee Bais from Newark, DE; Jessica Garciz from NJ – “Mardi Gras Mask”
7. Sheri Miller, Rita Sharp, Kim Parish, Ashley Parish, Pamela Osborne-Wilson, Glenn Moyer, Joe Cremi, Carol Cremi, Scott Hoffieke, and Kim Bartman from Boyertown, PA; Cheyenne Peet and Brenda Harvey from Millsboro, DE – “Enchanted Castle”
8. Larry, Colin, Lindsay, and Amy Murray from Columbia, MD – “9-11 Remembrance”
9. Eric, Jeff, and Jennifer Bollinger; Glenda, Amanda, and Anthony Roberts; Mike Covey from Frankford, DE – “Large Rock Castle”
10. Andrew, Andrew Sr., and Andrew Jr. West from Harrington, DE; Greg and Chris West from Columbus, OH – “Camelot”

Top 10 Judge’s Favorite – Child (7-14):
In no particular order
1. Nicolas Ranaglia from Harrisburg, PA – “Smurfette”
2. Claire and Alaina Schauf from Appleton, WI – “Turtle”
3. Scotty Cameron from Edmond, OK; Chris Anderson and Phillip Yange from Gainesvile, FL – “Castle with Village by the Sea”
4. Sophie Klingmeyer from Camp Hill, PA – “Best Friends Forever Mermaids”
5. Andrew Candella and Craig and Cameron Johnson from Severna Park, MD – “Pool Table”
6. Charles Pritz from Burke, VA – “City of Tunnels”
7. Liv, Mike, and Michelle Kriwasch from Lansdale, PA – “Castle”
8. Lindsay Murray from Arkansas and Sidney Jones from Columbia, MD – “Beach Cheerleader”
9. Reed and Hunter Jones from Rehoboth Beach, DE – “Whale”
10. #158 – No name entry

People’s Choice Award –
Adult: Lynn and Heather Williams, Brandon Leyhe from Lewes, DE – “Breakfast on the Beach”
Kid (7 – 14): Erika and Helen Anderson from Baltimore, MD – “Dog Park”

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the participants, spectators, and volunteers who collaborated to make a successful day of fun in the sun and sand! Thank you to Darrell O’ Connor for offering free Sandcastle Building Lessons! Thank you to the judges Jennifer Carper, Katie Handy, Gwen Osborne, Christi Tapert, and Christina Wolfe.

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank all of the local area businesses who sponsored and donated prizes for the 33rd Annual Sandcastle Contest; whom without we could not produce this day of fun in the sun and sand! The Chamber greatly appreciates their continued support.

Businesses that donated prizes: Angel Scents of Delaware, Arena's Famous Deli Bar, Avenue Apothecary & Spa, Big Fish Grill & Seafood Market, Bike To Go LLC, Bricker's Famous LLC, Candy Kitchen Shoppes Inc., Claws Seafood House, Cold Stone Creamery, Creatable Crafts, Crysti, The Cultured Pearl, Delaware Beach Life, Delmarva Shorebirds, Dolles Candyland, Dos Locos, Fins Fish House & Raw Bar, Fire Mountain Golf, Funland, Gary's Dewey Beach Grill, go fish!, Grotto Pizza, Grub Grocery, Holland Jewelers Inc., Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, Jake's Seafood House, Jungle Jim’s Inc., just COMFORT shoes, Kings Creek Country Club, Made Ya Look! Salon & Spa, McDonald's, MLC Productions Inc., Monograms Unlimited, Nage East Coast Eatery, Nicola Pizza, Odysea, Peppers, The Pickled Pig Pub, The Pig & Fish Restaurant Company, Primo Hoagies, Rehoboth Ale House, Rehoboth Beach Museum, Rehoboth Car Wash Inc., Rehoboth Toy & Kite Co., Rita's, The Rookery Golf Club, The Rusty Rudder Restaurant, Ryan's, Salad Factory, Sole', South Moon Under, Summer House Restaurant & Saloon, Tanger Outlet Center, TGI Friday’s, Thrashers French Fries, White Water Mountain, and Yesteryears Old Time Photos

Top Billing Sponsors to date include: “Perfect Wave Sponsor” - WBOC, “Barrel Wave Sponsor” - NV Homes, “Swell Sponsor” - Atlantic Liquors/ Crosswinds Motel, Community Bank , Delmarva Power &, and “Rip Wave Sponsor” - Affinity Energy, Fulton Bank – Delaware National Division, Jake’s Seafood House & PNC Bank. Other event sponsors include: Ad Boat, EH Custom Homes, LLC, Peninsula Dental, Rehoboth Beach Boys & Girls Club, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - Outlets, Sea Air Village, Seacoast Salon, Sign*A*Rama, Star of the Sea Condominium, and M & T Bank

Photos from the 33rd Annual Sandcastle Contest are available on the Chamber website --
• For Photos, click on Photo Tour on the left side of the home page
• Click forward until you reach Sandcastle Contest.
• While the photo tour slide show is running, click on the photo you want- it will open in a new window.
• To download the picture, right click on it and scroll down to “Save Picture As.”

For more information, call the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at (302) 227 – 6446 or visit the Chamber website at