Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest


PLAYING WHIFFLE BALL.
>>I THINK THIS WILL BE A >>I THINK THIS WILL BE A
FAVORITE MEMORY FOR LOTS OF FAVORITE MEMORY FOR LOTS OF
HOOSIER CHILDREN. HOOSIER CHILDREN.
>>GENTLY ROLLING WAVES AND >>GENTLY ROLLING WAVES AND
BRIGHT WARM SUN, BUILDING SAND BRIGHT WARM SUN, BUILDING SAND
CASTLES WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND. CASTLES WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND.
THESE ARE THE MEMORIES OF SUMMER THESE ARE THE MEMORIES OF SUMMER
FOR HOOSIERS BOTH YOUNG AND OLD. FOR HOOSIERS BOTH YOUNG AND OLD.
A PERFECT DAY AT THE BEACH. A PERFECT DAY AT THE BEACH.
BUT THIS ISN’T THE COAST, AND BUT THIS ISN’T THE COAST, AND
THAT’S NOT THE ATLANTIC. THAT’S NOT THE ATLANTIC.
IT IS THE INDIANA DUNES STATE IT IS THE INDIANA DUNES STATE
PARK. PARK.
AND EACH YEAR, IT BECOMES HOME AND EACH YEAR, IT BECOMES HOME
FOR LOTS OF FANTASTICAL FOR LOTS OF FANTASTICAL
CREATURES AS PART OF THE ANNUAL CREATURES AS PART OF THE ANNUAL
SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST. SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST.
>>WE ARE LOOKING AT A GREAT >>WE ARE LOOKING AT A GREAT
RESOURCE, SAND AND LAKE RESOURCE, SAND AND LAKE
MICHIGAN, AND THE EFFECT IN THE MICHIGAN, AND THE EFFECT IN THE
DUNE CREATION PROCESS. DUNE CREATION PROCESS.
IT’S A FUN RECREATIONAL ACT ACTY IT’S A FUN RECREATIONAL ACT ACTY
THAT WE CAN DO. THAT WE CAN DO.
IT’S MORE THAN JUST BEACH AND IT’S MORE THAN JUST BEACH AND
WATER. WATER.
THEY CAN PLAY WITH THIS MEDIUM THEY CAN PLAY WITH THIS MEDIUM
AND THEY WILL PROBABLY LEARN AND THEY WILL PROBABLY LEARN
SOMETHING TOO AND MAYBE GIVE SOMETHING TOO AND MAYBE GIVE
THEM A REASON TO COME BACK TO THEM A REASON TO COME BACK TO
THE PARK FOR ANOTHER SPECIAL THE PARK FOR ANOTHER SPECIAL
EVENT, COME BACK TO THE TRAILS EVENT, COME BACK TO THE TRAILS
AND DEFINITELY COMING BACK AND AND DEFINITELY COMING BACK AND
USING THE PARK AND REALIZING USING THE PARK AND REALIZING
EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE HERE. EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE HERE.
>>WITH 16 MILES OF HIKING >>WITH 16 MILES OF HIKING
TRAILS, THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF TRAILS, THERE’S NO SHORTAGE OF
THINGS TO DO. THINGS TO DO.
FOR PATRICIA CARATCHE, A LEADER FOR PATRICIA CARATCHE, A LEADER
OF A LOCAL GIRLS CLUB, THE EVENT OF A LOCAL GIRLS CLUB, THE EVENT
IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO GET IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO GET
THE GIRLS OUT AND ACTIVE IN THE THE GIRLS OUT AND ACTIVE IN THE
COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY.
>>WE STUMBLED INTO THIS LAST >>WE STUMBLED INTO THIS LAST
YEAR. YEAR.
I HAD A COUPLE OF GIRLS FROM THE I HAD A COUPLE OF GIRLS FROM THE
CLUB COME LAST YEAR AND IT WAS CLUB COME LAST YEAR AND IT WAS
SO MUCH FUN. SO MUCH FUN.
WITH THE CREATIVITY, AND THE WITH THE CREATIVITY, AND THE
ARTISTRY, AND SO JUST TO SEE THE ARTISTRY, AND SO JUST TO SEE THE
COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER FOR THE COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER FOR THE
DUNES AND JUST CELEBRATE THIS DUNES AND JUST CELEBRATE THIS
KIND OF AN EVENT, ESPECIALLY ON KIND OF AN EVENT, ESPECIALLY ON
A PERFECT SUMMER DAY, WHAT A PERFECT SUMMER DAY, WHAT
BETTER THING TO DO? BETTER THING TO DO?
SO MANY KIDS SIT INSIDE ON A SO MANY KIDS SIT INSIDE ON A
BEAUTIFUL DAY AND PLAY VIDEO BEAUTIFUL DAY AND PLAY VIDEO
GAMES AND INSTAGRAM AND CELL GAMES AND INSTAGRAM AND CELL
PHONES. PHONES.
IT’S NICE TO GET THEM AWAY FROM IT’S NICE TO GET THEM AWAY FROM
THE SCREEN AND OUT IN REALITY. THE SCREEN AND OUT IN REALITY.
THIS IS WHAT WE DID AS KIDS AND THIS IS WHAT WE DID AS KIDS AND
THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IN THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IN
THE SUMMER, COME TO THE BEACH. THE SUMMER, COME TO THE BEACH.
GET SANDY. GET SANDY.
GET DIRTY. GET DIRTY.
GET STUFF IN YOUR FACE! GET STUFF IN YOUR FACE!
>>I JUST LIKE HOW WE ALL KIND >>I JUST LIKE HOW WE ALL KIND
OF GET TOGETHER AND JUST BUILD A OF GET TOGETHER AND JUST BUILD A
SAND CASTLE. SAND CASTLE.
SO WE CAME HERE ABOUT 7:30, AND SO WE CAME HERE ABOUT 7:30, AND
THEN WE JUST PILED A BUNCH OF THEN WE JUST PILED A BUNCH OF
SAND AND THEN WE ADDED AT THE SAND AND THEN WE ADDED AT THE
END AND WE STARTED SCULPTING A END AND WE STARTED SCULPTING A
SQUID. SQUID.
>>THE BEST PART IS EVERYBODY IS>>THE BEST PART IS EVERYBODY IS
GETTING EXCITED ABOUT GETTING GETTING EXCITED ABOUT GETTING
TOGETHER OUT HERE. TOGETHER OUT HERE.
THEY LOOK FORWARD TO IT. THEY LOOK FORWARD TO IT.
IT’S A BLAST. IT’S A BLAST.
THEY ALWAYS ENJOY IT, YOU KNOW. THEY ALWAYS ENJOY IT, YOU KNOW.
SO WE WILL DO IT FOR A LONG SO WE WILL DO IT FOR A LONG
TIME, YOU KNOW? TIME, YOU KNOW?
>>SO MANY FOLKS JUST PLAN FOR >>SO MANY FOLKS JUST PLAN FOR
THIS DATE, AND YOU REALLY SEE THIS DATE, AND YOU REALLY SEE
SOME CREATIVITY FROM THE SOME CREATIVITY FROM THE
FAMILIES THAT COME OUT EVERY FAMILIES THAT COME OUT EVERY
YEAR. YEAR.
EVEN THOUGH THIS IS AN AMATEUR EVEN THOUGH THIS IS AN AMATEUR
EVENT, THE FAMILIAR QUALITY THAT EVENT, THE FAMILIAR QUALITY THAT
WE ARE SEEING OUT THERE. WE ARE SEEING OUT THERE.
>>EACH YEAR THE CONTEST >>EACH YEAR THE CONTEST
FEATURES A SPECIAL THEME, GIVING FEATURES A SPECIAL THEME, GIVING
PARTICIPANTS TIME TO BRAINSTORM PARTICIPANTS TIME TO BRAINSTORM
THEIR SAND CREATIONS. THEIR SAND CREATIONS.
THIS YEAR’S THEME, ALL WASHED THIS YEAR’S THEME, ALL WASHED
UP. UP.
>>WE DECIDED TO COME UP NINE >>WE DECIDED TO COME UP NINE
YEARS AGO AND DO IT, AND HAD A YEARS AGO AND DO IT, AND HAD A
BLAST AND DECIDED TO COME UP BLAST AND DECIDED TO COME UP
EVERY YEAR SINCE THEN. EVERY YEAR SINCE THEN.
SINCE SOME OF US LIVE IN SINCE SOME OF US LIVE IN
BLOOMINGTON AND SOME LIVE IN BLOOMINGTON AND SOME LIVE IN
PORTAGE, WE WERE EMAILING BACK PORTAGE, WE WERE EMAILING BACK
AND FORTH AND THROWING IDEAS AND FORTH AND THROWING IDEAS
OUT. OUT.
TYPICALLY WE DON’T DECIDE UNTIL TYPICALLY WE DON’T DECIDE UNTIL
WE COME TOGETHER. WE COME TOGETHER.
IT’S FUN TO SEE EVERYBODY COME IT’S FUN TO SEE EVERYBODY COME
OUT AND SEE THE SCULPTURES AND OUT AND SEE THE SCULPTURES AND
GET EXCITED LOOKING AT THE GET EXCITED LOOKING AT THE
DIFFERENT ART FORMS THAT ARE OUT DIFFERENT ART FORMS THAT ARE OUT
HERE. HERE.
>>HERE’S THE SKETCH. >>HERE’S THE SKETCH.
THE OCTOPUS. THE OCTOPUS.
I WANTED TO GET THE BIG HEAD I WANTED TO GET THE BIG HEAD
WITH THE BULGING EYEBALLS. WITH THE BULGING EYEBALLS.
YOU CAN ONLY BULGE THEM SO FAR YOU CAN ONLY BULGE THEM SO FAR
IN THE SAND. IN THE SAND.
SO YOU DO THE SKETCH AS A SO YOU DO THE SKETCH AS A
LAYOUT, BUT IT KNOWS LIKE SAND. LAYOUT, BUT IT KNOWS LIKE SAND.
YOU KNOW, WHAT I MEAN, WHEREVER YOU KNOW, WHAT I MEAN, WHEREVER
IT GOES. IT GOES.
YOU CAN TAKE IT OUT IF IT YOU CAN TAKE IT OUT IF IT
DOESN’T WORK. DOESN’T WORK.
THE FEEDBACK FROM THE PEOPLE IS THE FEEDBACK FROM THE PEOPLE IS
ALWAYS GREAT, BECAUSE THEY DO — ALWAYS GREAT, BECAUSE THEY DO —
YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES
DEPENDING WHAT YOU ARE MAKING, DEPENDING WHAT YOU ARE MAKING,
THEY MAY SAY WHAT IS THAT AND THEY MAY SAY WHAT IS THAT AND
IT’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IT’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT
YOU ARE BUILDING. YOU ARE BUILDING.
TO THEM, THAT’S WHAT IT IS. TO THEM, THAT’S WHAT IT IS.
HALF THE PEOPLE THINK IT’S A HALF THE PEOPLE THINK IT’S A
SQUID. SQUID.
I THINK IT’S AN OCTOPUS BUT I’M I THINK IT’S AN OCTOPUS BUT I’M
NOT SURE. NOT SURE.
>>WITH THE SOUND OF A WHISTLE, >>WITH THE SOUND OF A WHISTLE,
BUILDING COMES TO AN END AND BUILDING COMES TO AN END AND
JUDGES EMBARK ACROSS THE JUDGES EMBARK ACROSS THE
MENAGERIE AWARDING POINTS FOR MENAGERIE AWARDING POINTS FOR
THINGS SUCH AS CREATIVITY AND THINGS SUCH AS CREATIVITY AND
THEME. THEME.
VISITORS ALSO PARTICIPATE, VISITORS ALSO PARTICIPATE,
VOTING FOR THEIR FAVORITE AS THE VOTING FOR THEIR FAVORITE AS THE
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD.
SQUID OR OCTOPUS, IT DIDN’T SQUID OR OCTOPUS, IT DIDN’T
MATTER, THE BIANCO FAMILY TOOK MATTER, THE BIANCO FAMILY TOOK
HOME BOTH TOP PRIZES. HOME BOTH TOP PRIZES.
>>ANY TIME YOU DO ANYTHING >>ANY TIME YOU DO ANYTHING
TOGETHER, IT’S GOOD. TOGETHER, IT’S GOOD.
AND ANY TIME YOU CREATE AND ANY TIME YOU CREATE
SOMETHING TOGETHER, IT’S BETTER. SOMETHING TOGETHER, IT’S BETTER.
SO EVEN THOUGH IT’S TEMPORARY, SO EVEN THOUGH IT’S TEMPORARY,
IT WILL BE GONE BY THE END OF IT WILL BE GONE BY THE END OF
THE NIGHT, T.T.C. THE PROCESS THE NIGHT, T.T.C. THE PROCESS
AND THE INPUT FROM THE PEOPLE AND THE INPUT FROM THE PEOPLE
WALKING BY. WALKING BY.
IT’S NICE. IT’S NICE.
THAT’S ALL WE ARE DOING IS THAT’S ALL WE ARE DOING IS
MAKING MEMORIES. MAKING MEMORIES.
THE THING IS IT’S SIMPLE IN THE THE THING IS IT’S SIMPLE IN THE
SENSE THAT YOU TAKE SAND, WATER SENSE THAT YOU TAKE SAND, WATER
AND IMAGINATION AND THEN LIKE I AND IMAGINATION AND THEN LIKE I
SAID, IT ALL GOES BACK TO WHERE SAID, IT ALL GOES BACK TO WHERE
IT WAS BY THE END OF THE NIGHT IT WAS BY THE END OF THE NIGHT
BUT THE MEMORIES ARE THERE. BUT THE MEMORIES ARE THERE.
THAT’S A GOOD FEELING.

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