Professionals and amateurs put their sand sculpting skills to the test today. The annual sandcastle competition is part of the activities every Independence Day in Delray Beach.
Lee Stone sculpted a grizzly bear eating a salmon with a cub on her back. It’s a tribute to his days living in Alaska. It was one of the crowd favorites.
Stone said he got into sand sculpting after moving to Delray 10 years ago.
“It keeps me making something every time I go to the beach,” he explained. “The combination of creating something out of nothing, even though it’s ephemeral, and pleasing people.”
This event raises awareness for the HOW Foundation. It helps veterans, and others, get hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat PTSD and other disorders.