National Sandcastle Day

AUGUST 17, 2005 -- If you're looking for something to do at the beach get your bucket and shovel and celebrate National Sandcastle Day.

Members of the Parks and Recreation Departments of Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach say no special events are planned for the day, but in the past, large numbers of families are seen packing the sand.

Wrightsville Beach and the Wilmington Children's Museum are celebrating this sandcastle day on Saturday with the annual Castles and Scoops Event at The Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort. The event includes a sandcastle building contest and to cool off, participants can build their own ice cream sundaes.

For more information about the Castles and Scoops Contest at Wrightsville Beach, go to

Report by Kacey Gaumer