I did not think I would be at home for Sand in the City this year, but I was!
My partner worked hard on the Tiki Surfboard Sculpture with a larger group of workers this year and they had such a good time. Just about 30 minutes before the end of the competition WHOOSH went the 8 foot tall front figure and they only had time for a short remedy before they had to stop work.
Fortunately or Unfortunately the KING5 news team was there filming their work as the figure came down. We made the news about our unfortunate disaster.
Sand in the City is the major fundraiser for the Children’s Hands One Museum here in our fair city and it is an extremely successful project and event. They are working on building a new and very classy building near the port site of Olympia and I think our children are blessed now with their presence and will be in the future with this new project.
Maybe the Whoosh will show up on YouTube! Then you can all see it. You will also notice that this group of pictures has someone in a Kilt – see another part of my travel adventures?
Also this weekend was the “Hemp Festival” across the lake from us with booths and rides, and balloon play structures – they seemed to be doing a great educational event with lots of music.
I thought the Sculptures were more simple in design this year and the games, huge sandbox, Puget Sound Marine Life projects and Hands On events great fun. We did not attend the Gala’s or go dancing, but those events were happening also.
The award winners are not posted yet – Sorry I do not have that information.
A number of folks have celebrated my birthday with champagne this weekend also, thought I would get those posted shortly… so send them if you have them!
Hope you enjoy the pictures. Looking forward to your comments