Sandsations has been a favorite event in Long Beach, Washington for more than 30 years. Run wholly by volunteers, the event draws visitors from around the globe to participate and to watch the fun.
We’re collecting memorabilia so we can put together a full history of the event. Do you have a vintage Sandsations tee, sweatshirt or brochure? If so, take a photo and send it to email@example.com or Sandsations Chair, PO Box 896, Long Beach, WA 98631.
We’d also like to hear your favorite memories of the event. Here’s one:
I am the captain of the Sand Angels. We participated in the competition in the 2007 Sandsations “family category”. My team members ranged from age 8 to age 12. We did the sculpture “Heading to Sea” the sea turtle…
This was their first time to Long Beach and first time competing.. I promised my daughter a camping trip to celebrate transitioning from elementary to Middle school. … I was surfing your website and came across the SandSations contest. I told my daughter to call her friends from school to see if the could go.
We did not know much about this nor had we ever made much from sand. So, for 3 weeks, we traveled 25 miles to a local beach to practice, but we found out that the sand around Puget Sound was too coarse. So I decided that I would go buy some sand at a local hardware store and a kiddy pool. We started practicing every night after I came home from work.
Here is one of the pictures that led us to your town for three days and two nights…Oh, wet, wonderful fun which we had. I told the girls no matter if they did not win over the public eye, they would always be winners in mine.
Mind you they are already talking about next years contest. They noted that they will not do sea creatures because everyone who made sea animals did not win. I thought that was very cute when I overheard them discussing their plans. Regardless they WILL BE Back.
Thank you to all the businesses that made us feel welcomed and for treating each one of our children as a valued customer not just as a kid.
Sand Angels Team Captain
Bonney Lake WA