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Special Edition Sand Sculpture Contest T-Shirts
Special Edition Sand Sculpture Contest T-Shirts

The 30th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest will take place on Saturday, June 25th from 9am-12pm.  Grand Haven City Beach will be transformed into a world-class outdoor sandbox as dozens of teams and hundreds of participates form masterpieces out of sand. 

“30 years of Sand Sculpture Contest is really something to celebrate,” Courtney Olson, Sand Sculpture Contest Coordinator commented, “we didn’t want it to go unnoticed.”  To prevent this from happening, Olson held a Sand Sculpture Slogan Contest in April where the winning slogan would be printed on special edition 30th Annual T-Shirts.  Numerous entries were submitted, and the winner was chosen, Come Share Our Sandbox.  “Kit Silvis of Grand Haven submitted this entry.  The committee thought it captured the spirit of the Sand Sculpture Contest and our community.  When I spoke with Kit to tell her she had won, she told me she was thinking of two things at once – finding a slogan for the contest and purchasing her three grandchildren a new sandbox.  ‘The two just came together,’ she told me,” Olson relayed. 

Come Share Our Sandbox now graces the back of the 30th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest T-Shirts.  The T-shirts are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 South Harbor Drive and The Paper Place, 118 Washington Avenue, for $10 apiece.  “The shirts are a great keep-sake for residents and visitors who have wondered the beach on a contest day, used their creative ability to make sand into a sculpture, who have a family member or friend who participate in the event, or know someone who just loves Sand Sculpture Contest!”  The proceeds of the T-Shirts sales will go toward continuing this great community event for many more years.  Sizes include adult small through adult extra-large and youth small through youth large.  The number of T-shirts printed are limited, however if there are still some on hand they will be available for purchase at Grand Haven City Beach during Sand Sculpture Contest on June 25th. 

“It is my hope that people will wear these shirts leading up to, on, and after Sand Sculpture Contest - inviting visitors, family, and friends to come share our sandbox!”