Dewey Beach will hold its inaugural Family Sandcastle Event at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16. Bring your sand tools to the beach for this family fun day and learn basic techniques for building sandcastles and sand sculptures from renowned sandcastle builder Darrell O'Connor.
The public is invited to meet at the Dagsworthy Ave. sand dune at 9:45 a.m. The build starts at 10 a.m. Some tools will be available to share, but the public is encouraged to bring their own, including 5-gallon buckets to get ocean water needed to make castles.
In a future contest, planners hope to build a mile-long sandcastle from one end of Dewey to the other, from Chesapeake St. to Collins St. The current Guiness World Record for longest sand sculpture is 16.96 miles and was set in Schaabe Beach, on the isle of Rügen, Germany, on June 12, 2011. Planners want to set a record for the longest sand sculpture using natural beach sand.