Letter: Darien Youth Commission grateful for sandcastle contest participation

Pia Easterbrook, one of the winners, and Maya Patrosz participated in the recent annual sandcastle contest at Weed Beach, sponsored by  the Darien Youth Commission. — Laureen Vellante photos

To the Editor:

The weather may have chilly (more sweaters than bathing suits!) but that didn’t stop close to 30 teams from participating in the Darien Youth Commission’s Annual Sand Castle Building Contest.  Dolphins, shipwrecks, traditional castles and more festooned the waterfront at Weed Beach on Wednesday, June 27.

Lyla Grace Gildersleeve

Hosted by the Darien Youth Commission & the Darien Parks & Rec Department, our special thanks go to our partners Paula Csengo, Denise and Joann from Patriot National Bank.  Not only were they expert judges, but they provided the prizes for the winning three teams. Paula (Vice President/Branch Manager of the Darien Branch) said: “While the decision-making is always difficult, we love being a part of this fun-family event!”

Alicia Sillars – Youth Director

The Darien Youth Commission

Sawyer and Isabelle Onthank