Sand Sculpting Contest on Wednesday, Freckle Contest on Thursday
Credit Donald B. KravitzThe first of Ocean City’s two annual sand-sculpting contests starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday (July 9) on the beach at Sixth Street.These contests have been a favorite here for 42 years. They’re catered to amateurs — families, friends and individuals who just like doing it for fun.Entry is free, and entry to the beach for spectators is free. Contest categories are: age 5 and under, 6-8, 9-12, teens, individual adult and families. Prizes are awarded. For information, call (609) 525-9300.A second sand-sculpting contest is set for Aug. 6, starting 9 a.m. at the same location. The Miss Crustacean Hermit Crab Beauty Pageant will be held the same day starting at 1 p.m.______Another popular and free event — Ocean City’s Freckle Contest — will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday (July 10) in front of the Ocean City Music Pier (on the boardwalk between Eighth and Ninth streets). Registration begins at 6 p.m.The competition is for folks with the most real or painted on freckles. It is divided into age groups: 5-and-under, 6-8, 9-12, teens and adults. Prizes are awarded.