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Calling all ye young Landlubbers to Duel in the sand on Saturday July 15th

Jul 01, 2017 01:49AM ● By Paul Spear

                Calling all ye young Landlubbers to Duel in the sand on 

                                            Saturday July 15th

Pirates in Paradise, Kids N’ Kastles contest sponsored by the Optimist Club of Imperial Beach

The Kids N’ Kastles sandcastle building contest, sponsored by the Optimist Club of Imperial Beach, is back as part of the Pirates in Paradise Sun and Sea Festival on Saturday, July 15. The Optimist club sponsors 20 team plots (five kids per team) for children 12 years and under. Teams are asked to register online at

On the day of the event, teams are ask to check-in starting at 10 a.m. at the Kids N Kastles booth located near the Dolphin Statue in the Kids Zone area at Dune’s Park. Teams will receive their assigned building plots and pay the $10 team donation to Optimist Club of Imperial Beach. Each team participant will receive a free gift bag.

The kids only sandcastle building competition will take place from Noon to 1:30 p.m. on the sand (beach) adjacent to Kids Zone. Teams are encouraged to incorporate the Pirates in Paradise theme into their creations. There are two categories: Best Sculpture and Creatures (Pirates) of the Sea. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. Additional raffle drawing prizes will be awarded. For more information on festival go to with Kids N’ Kastles information located under the tab HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Kids N’ Kastles Event Snapshot

10am – 11:30am -- Team check-in at Dolphin Statue, Dunes Park

   – For plot assignment, gift bags and payment of donations

Noon – 1:30pm – Sand castle building Contest

2pm -- Teams and families report to Dunes Park Stage for awards ceremony

Team Online Registration at


Photo credit: Henry and Teresa Vaca


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