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April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers

Cell / Text: 360-589-2777
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Ocean Shores, WA Real Estate

Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival 2012
Ocean Shores, WA

June 29th - July 1st, 2012 ~ The annual Five Star Dealerships Sand & Sawdust Festival was held over the weekend and it was a great success. Rain threatened the vent, but Saturday brought rain-free weather. There were some very detailed and awesome works of sand art. The winner of the Masters Division was "Backyard Battle" (see picture to the left), which was one of my personal favorites. My other personal favorites were "Solid Rock & Sinking Sand," "Who's Next?," "Reigning Cats & Dogs," and "Tree of Life." Check out the pictures below with the winners listed.

The crisp cedar smells permeated the air at the Woodcarving Competitions in front of the Convention Center, which always produces many pieces of art. Master Chainsaw Carvers from around the world and the United States compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. Competition took place from 9-4 on Friday and Saturday and 8-1 on Sunday. The Awards Ceremony and Auction was held on Sunday at 4pm. You will have to wait until next year to have a chance to take home a piece of original art!

Additional activities at the Convention Center included approximately 100 Food and Craft Vendors.

See the Video Tour to see my video of the Sandcastle Competitions.

Many people packed the beach to view the sandcastles, fly kites, and to enjoy the beach.

Master's Division

1st Place Winner ~ "Backyard Battle"

2nd Place Winner ~ "Who's Next?"

3rd Place Winner ~ "Reigning Cats & Dogs"

Intermediate Division

1st Place Winner ~ "Solid Rock & Sinking Sand"

2nd Place Winner ~ "Mayan 2012"

Novice Division

1st Place Winner ~ "The Troll Bridge"

2nd Place Winner ~ "Sandsquatch"

3rd Place Winner ~ "Kracken"

Family Division

1st Place Winner ~ "Teemo, the Swift Scout"

2nd Place Winner ~ "SpongeBob SquarePants Bikini Bottom"

"Tree of Life"

"Ellie the Mermaid"

"Castle Kingdom"

The Wood Carvings

Wood carvers show off their works of art.

The Vendors & People

The Sand Sculpture at the Convention Center
~ "Girl Driving a Classic Car w/ her Teddy Bear"

April Swenson, Managing Broker & CRS
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers ~ Ocean Shores, WA

Cell / Text:   360-589-2777
Fax: 360-289-3941