High-quality sand delivered to A.C. beach for sculpture world championship

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Atlantic City is getting ready for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting with the unloading of over 1.2 million pounds of fine-grade sand at 6 a.m. Friday, June 7.

The high quality sand comes from Tuckahoe Sand and Gravel, a quarry in Tuckahoe. It is used for the competition because it is very fine and has a natural ability to stick together allowing for taller (as high as 14 feet) and more highly detailed sculptures.

Seven dump trucks will cross the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk to deliver at total of 28 loads of competition-grade sand close to the Atlantic Ocean on the beach.

The sand will be dumped on the Arkansas Avenue side of the Pier Shops at Caesars. From there it will be moved to the competition site on the Atlantic City Beach at Missouri Avenue between
the Pier Shops at Caesars and Trump Plaza Beach Bar.

The World Championship of Sand Sculpting takes place 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 13-30. The works are made with nothing more than fine-grade sand and water. Event directors Charlie Beaulieu and Suzanne Altamare have teamed up with Atlantic City native sand sculptor John Gowdy along with the Atlantic City Alliance to produce the 2013 World Championship of Sand Sculpting.

The World Championship of Sand Sculpting was first produced more than 30 years ago in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. It was then moved to Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada for a run of 19 years.

This year marks the third time the World Championship of Sand Sculpting has been produced in the United States. Twenty-seven sculptors from 13 nations will compete to be the world’s best. See www.worldchampionshipofsandsculpting.com or www.facebook.com/worldsfans.


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