Harry O’Meara, of Myocum, constructs his sand lizard masterpiece at the Brunswick Headssandcastle contest yesterday.
Harry O’Meara, of Myocum, constructs his sand lizard masterpiece at the Brunswick Headssandcastle contest yesterday. Jay Cronan

Sandcastle builders at Festival

IT WAS all buckets and spades at Brunswick Head on Monday with the Fish n’ Chip Festival’s sand-castle building competition.

The heat was on, not only in the competition, as the temperature went over 30 degrees.

The heat did not deter over 40 ‘kids’ from partaking in the competition, organised by Brunswick Heads Progress Association.

Association president Gloria Mills was pleased to see the return of the sandcastle building competition on the 50th anniversary of the festival.

“It’s good, clean family fun and the kids really enjoy it,” she said.

The day was a blast from the past for volunteer Denise Stanners, who participated in the event in 1962 at the age of 10.

“It’s great to see it brought back. It brings back the memories and I’m hoping a committee will be formed to keep the event running,” she said.

Competitor Harry O’Meara, of Myocum, enjoyed spending the day with his family and friends.

“I love building sandcastles and the beach. I also want to win,” he said.



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