Photo: Jarret Liotta
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Four friends made Audrey II from "Little Shop of Horrors" on Saturday at Castles in the Sand -- from left, Grace Olsen of Westport, David Kalvfleisch of Boston, Mass., James Pouliot (standing) of Newburyport, Four friends made Audrey II from "Little Shop of Horrors" on Saturday at Castles in the Sand -- from left, Grace Olsen of Westport, David Kalvfleisch of Boston, Mass., James Pouliot (standing) of Newburyport, Mass., and Margot Bruce of Westport.
Photo: Contributed Photo
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The line-up fo sandcastles from an earlier Castles in the Sand event at Compo Beach.
Photo: Jarret Liotta
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This sandcastle called "Pufferfish" was designed by, from left, Erin Durkin, 9; Mike Durkin, Sabrina Didner, 9, and Sophie Clemens, 10, all of Westport for Castles in the Sand at Compo Beach on Saturday.
Photo: Jarret Liotta
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Jeff Weiser, president of Homes with Hope, beneficiary of Castles in the Sand, and Audrey Sparre, vice president, show off two of the nine golden shovels that were awarded as prizes at the Saturday event.
Photo: Jarret Liotta
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This sand sculpture called "Society's Demise" was meant to send a message about people using their phones too much. At left is Amelia Brace, 10, and buried is Jocelyn Paymer, 11, at the Castles in the Sand This sand sculpture called "Society's Demise" was meant to send a message about people using their phones too much. At left is Amelia Brace, 10, and buried is Jocelyn Paymer, 11, at the Castles in the Sand event.

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Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?
Photo: Derek T.Sterling, Derek Sterling/Hearst Connecticut Media Group
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Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women Westport's annual Castles in the Sand event was held at Compo Beach on May 10. Participants built sand creations to benefit Homes With Hope, a non-profit organization that provides homes for the homeless, women and children leaving domestic violence and others. Were you SEEN at Castles in the Sand?

The 14th annual "Castles in the Sand" sandcastle-building competition is planned May 9 at Compo Beach.

The event, organized by Homes with Hope and Builders Beyond Borders, will take place from noon to 4 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to top sculptors by event judges in several categories.

Those registering by May 7 for a 10-by-10-foot "Big Lot" for their sandcastle will receive two free t-shirts for a fee of $100, while those registering for a 20-by-20-foot "Really Big Lot" for $300 will get four free shirts.

Each participant will receive complimentary water and ice cream from Joey's by the Shore.

There also is not charge for parking at the beach for participants in the event.

Homes with Hope is an agency that addresses issues of homelessness and hunger in Westport. For more information, visit www.hwhct.org.

Builders Beyond Borders works here and abroad to promote youth leadership and volunteerism. Visit www.buildersbeyondborders.org to learn more.

To sign up, call 203-226-3426 or visit www.hwhct.org.

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