Inaugural sandcastle competition in Lido Beach

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The inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition was on Aug. 31 at Lido Beach, sponsored by the Town of Hempstead and MaliBlue Oyster Bar.

Mike, 16, and Mary Deery, 14, of Hicksville,
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Mike, 16, and Mary Deery, 14, of Hicksville, refill buckets of water and wet sand at the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition at Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013)

From left, event judges Lauren Terriaca, 28, of
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From left, event judges Lauren Terriaca, 28, of Smithtown; Jessica Falcone, 20, of East Meadow; and Lizzy Katz, 21, of Freeport, check out the entries at the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition in Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013)

The Reilly family works on an octopus-themed piece
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The Reilly family works on an octopus-themed piece at the first Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular competition at Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013)

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During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular competition, Frank
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During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular competition, Frank Russo of Fort Salonga, left, and Joe Sloboda, of Seaford, work on their piece at Malibu Town Park in Lido Beach on Aug. 31, 2013.

Joe Sloboda, 52, of Seaford, second from right,
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Joe Sloboda, 52, of Seaford, second from right, and Frank Russo, 56, of Ft. Salonga, fourth from right, earned first place at the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition, presented by the Town of Hempstead and MaliBlue Oyster Bar Lido Beach. There were presented a trophy by Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Mike, 16, and Mary Deery, 14, of Hicksville,
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Mike, 16, and Mary Deery, 14, of Hicksville, took third place for their turtle-themed entry at the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular at Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013)

Two-year-olds Emily and Zander Stern got in on
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Two-year-olds Emily and Zander Stern got in on the fun at the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular Competition on at Lido Beach, as they worked on a sandcastle that wasn't officially entered into the contest. They were joined by their mother, Lauren Stern, and Bellmore resident George Menkes. (Aug. 31, 2013)

During the inaugural Seaside Sand Sculpting Spectacular, Joseph
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During the inaugural Seaside Sand Sculpting Spectacular, Joseph Sloboda of Seaford, and Frank Russo of Ft. Salonga work on their masterpiece while beachgoers look on at Malibu Town Park in Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013).

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During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Joseph Sloboda
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During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Joseph Sloboda of Seaford, and Frank Russo of Ft. Salonga work on their masterpiece while beachgoers look on at Malibu Town Park in Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013).

During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Christian Vallone,
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During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Christian Vallone, 10 and his brother William, 12 work hard at creating their castle at Malibu Town Park in Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013).

During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Brian Agamie
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During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Brian Agamie of Brooklyn works on his sand art at Malibu Town Park in Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013).

During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Brian Agamie
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During the inaugural Seaside Sand-Sculpting Spectacular, Brian Agamie of Brooklyn works on his sand art at Malibu Town Park in Lido Beach. (Aug. 31, 2013).

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