For the love of summer

Community Aug 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Norfolk News

Sarah Howe and her friends Rachel and Jessica Kuzyk grew up building sandcastles at the annual Turkey Point Summerfest.

For the last few years the teens have opted out of the sandcastle building competition and instead volunteer to run the event and act as judges.

Though they admit judging is hard, “We know how much work goes into it,” Howe said, it is something they enjoy.

“We started building sandcastles when we came to the cottage in the summer,” Jessica said. “We probably started building when we were three to five years old.”

Although the girls admit they didn’t start winning at the competition until their older years, it didn’t stop them from trying.

As it was, about 30 youngsters tested their sandcastle building prowess at Summerfest on Sunday morning, showing much creativity and artistry.

From Star Wars themed villages and sparkly sharks, to a sand boat and a patriotic acknowledgement of Canada’s 150th birthday, the three judges had some tough choices to make.

The teens awarded prizes to the five best overall creations, the best actual sandcastle and the most creative sandcastle.

Winners were able to select their prize from a table loaded with toys. Free snacks were also given out to participants as they toiled under the bright sunshine.

In an area outside of the sandpit, men and women showed off their prized toy collections at the Show and Shine Car Show.

Summerfest kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and continued through to Sunday, Aug. 13.

 


For the love of summer

Turkey Point celebrates 23rd Summerfest

Community Aug 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Norfolk News

Sarah Howe and her friends Rachel and Jessica Kuzyk grew up building sandcastles at the annual Turkey Point Summerfest.

For the last few years the teens have opted out of the sandcastle building competition and instead volunteer to run the event and act as judges.

Though they admit judging is hard, “We know how much work goes into it,” Howe said, it is something they enjoy.

“We started building sandcastles when we came to the cottage in the summer,” Jessica said. “We probably started building when we were three to five years old.”

Although the girls admit they didn’t start winning at the competition until their older years, it didn’t stop them from trying.

As it was, about 30 youngsters tested their sandcastle building prowess at Summerfest on Sunday morning, showing much creativity and artistry.

From Star Wars themed villages and sparkly sharks, to a sand boat and a patriotic acknowledgement of Canada’s 150th birthday, the three judges had some tough choices to make.

The teens awarded prizes to the five best overall creations, the best actual sandcastle and the most creative sandcastle.

Winners were able to select their prize from a table loaded with toys. Free snacks were also given out to participants as they toiled under the bright sunshine.

In an area outside of the sandpit, men and women showed off their prized toy collections at the Show and Shine Car Show.

Summerfest kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and continued through to Sunday, Aug. 13.

 


For the love of summer

Turkey Point celebrates 23rd Summerfest

Community Aug 13, 2017 by Colleen Toms Norfolk News

Sarah Howe and her friends Rachel and Jessica Kuzyk grew up building sandcastles at the annual Turkey Point Summerfest.

For the last few years the teens have opted out of the sandcastle building competition and instead volunteer to run the event and act as judges.

Though they admit judging is hard, “We know how much work goes into it,” Howe said, it is something they enjoy.

“We started building sandcastles when we came to the cottage in the summer,” Jessica said. “We probably started building when we were three to five years old.”

Although the girls admit they didn’t start winning at the competition until their older years, it didn’t stop them from trying.

As it was, about 30 youngsters tested their sandcastle building prowess at Summerfest on Sunday morning, showing much creativity and artistry.

From Star Wars themed villages and sparkly sharks, to a sand boat and a patriotic acknowledgement of Canada’s 150th birthday, the three judges had some tough choices to make.

The teens awarded prizes to the five best overall creations, the best actual sandcastle and the most creative sandcastle.

Winners were able to select their prize from a table loaded with toys. Free snacks were also given out to participants as they toiled under the bright sunshine.

In an area outside of the sandpit, men and women showed off their prized toy collections at the Show and Shine Car Show.

Summerfest kicked off on Wednesday, Aug. 9 and continued through to Sunday, Aug. 13.