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7-13: Sand-Tastic Summer Festival

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WEBP sandtastic1 Savannah Walters, 12, of Findlay, left, and Heaven Cacanese, 10, of Bradner, pose for a photo next to their completed sand castle Friday afternoon during the Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. The girls teamed up to compete in the amateur sand castle contest. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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WEBP sandtastic13p Tools for crafting sand castles are laid out, ready for use Friday afternoon during the Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Many of the tools are the same type used to sculpt clay. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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WEBP sandtastic13p Brian Edwards, left, and Dave Smith, right, both of Columbus, work on the top of their sandcastle Friday afternoon during the Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. The two men said they had spent four hours Thursday working to create the initial block of sand from which the castle would later be sculpted. Smith said it would most likely take a team of two to three people two days to finish the castle. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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WEBP sandtastic13p Sarah Carpenter, 9, of Bowling Green, center, looks to her grandmother, Linda Carpenter (not pictured,) during the amateur sand castle sculpting contest Friday afternoon during the Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. This was the second year of the three day event. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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WEBP sandtastic13p Linda Carpenter, of Bowling Green, left, and her granddaughter Sarah Carpenter, 9, used Linda's credit card to help them sculpt during Friday afternoon amateur sand castle building contest at this year's Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Six competitors signed up to build castles for one hour. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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WEBP sandtastic13p The Gunner family, of Monclova Township, worked together to sculpt a reptile Friday afternoon during the Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. The family of four said they often spent trips to the beach crafting sand castles and other figures. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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WEBP sandtastic13p Alex Klosterman, 11, right, laughs with his mother Julie Brenizer, left, as he puts the finishing touches on his sand castle Friday afternoon during the Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. This was Klosterman's first sand castle building competition. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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WEBP sandtastic13p A finished sculpture awaits judging Friday afternoon during the Sand-Tastic Summer Festival at the Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Once all the competitors in the amateur sand castle contest had finished, pictures were posted online for public judging at the Levis Commons' web site. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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