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A Man’s Home Is…

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Go pound sand.

That’s the advice of Homes With Hope. On Saturday, May 11, the not-for-profit grassroots supportive housing agency hopes hundreds of Westporters will come to Compo and do just that.

The ideas is to turn that sand into castles, kings, cabbages — whatever you, your friends and colleagues can create.

The cliche “fun for all ages!” really rings true.This is the 12th annual “Castles in the Sand” event, and everyone who has participated knows it’s a blast. There’s a great spirit of spontaneity and improvisation, plus a dash of competition.

The sculptures don’t last long — thanks to nature, they soon turn back into piles of sand — but the doing-good part does.

Your purchase of a big lot (10′ x 10′ – ideal for individuals, small families and small groups; $100) or a really big one (20′ x 20′ — great for extended families and larger gangs; $300) helps fund Homes With Hope’s tremendous, under-the-radar work providing shelter, food and social services to homeless people in our community.

Helping the homeless, it turns out, really can be a day at the beach.

(To register, click here or call 203-226-3426)

A sand toad -- and a ceramic one -- from a previous Castles in the Sand event.

A sand toad — and a ceramic one — from a previous Castles in the Sand event.

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