Limerick Woman Wins NJ Sand Sculpting Prize

Limerick Woman Wins NJ Sand Sculpting Prize

One of the many sand sculptures on display last weekend in Sea Isle City NJ

SEA ISLE CITY NJ – Limerick Township resident Meg Hunsberger had sand between her toes and a first-place prize in her hands last weekend (June 14 and 15, Saturday and Sunday), as she was named the winner of a sand sculpting contest during the annual Skimmer Festival Weekend hosted by the Division of Tourism in Sea Isle City.

Hunsberger, who lives in Sea Isle City during a portion of the year; her husband, Jeff, and their friends Melissa and Pat Brown of Downingtown PA all were artists who helped create the winning sculpture, according to a tourism press release.

Coming in third place, it added, were cousins Hunter Sgro, 11; Mikey Sgro, 14; and Sean Dodson, 9, all of Pennsburg PA.

Besides the sand-sculpting contest, the festival weekend featured a seaside market with 430 vendors, a food court, and free family activities Saturday; and historical guided trolley tours and an antique auto show with more than 90 vehicles Sunday (Father’s Day). Live music performances also were staged throughout the two-day event.

A bonus, promotes said, was good weather. Both days of the Skimmer Festival were enhanced by sunny skies, cool breezes and temperatures in the mid-70s. It helped attract “tens of thousands of people who enjoyed themselves along Sea Isle City’s ocean-front promenade and at its Excursion Park.

Photo from Sea Isle City NJ