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2022 Annual Sandcastle Contest

WINDHAM, NY – In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the Town of Windham and Windham Foundation will host the annual Stars & Stripes Sandcastle Contest at CD Lane Park on Saturday, July 2 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Check-in begins at 10:30.

“This event is all about families coming out to have fun,” said Windham Town Supervisor Thomas Hoyt adding that several new truck loads of sand were recently added to the beach.  Using tools of the trade— sand and water—plus whatever can be found in nature to decorate their creation, children in three age categories (3-6 yrs; 7-10 yrs; and 11-13 yrs) will have a chance to win prizes for the most creative or skillfully crafted sand structure. Extra points will be given for patriotic designs. 

Participants are encouraged to bring beach spades, shovels, and pails to facilitate their design. Beach chairs, blankets, towels, sun hats, sun block and bathing suits are also recommended. As a reminder, all participants must be accompanied by an adult. To top the day off, ice cream will be served, compliments of Hickory Hill Market. 

Registration forms can be found at: Email registration forms to or mail to Windham Town Hall, PO Box 96, Windham, NY 12496.