REHOBOTH BEACH — A team of sand artists from Pennsylvania won the People's Choice Award for the second consecutive year with their entry, "Disney Comes to Rehoboth," in the 37th annual Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest.
The entry was one of dozens created in the sand in the sand at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk Saturday.
The Disney-themed sculpture featured a castle, Buzz Lightyear, Mickey and other Disney character. The team members included Sheri Miller, Brent Miller, Kim Parish, Ashley Parish, Nickleas Heimbach, Steve Borchelt, Cindi Borchelt, Jeff Jacobs, Scott Harvey, Troy Hartman, Lisa Hartman, Brenda Harvey, Joe Cremi, Carol Cremi, Gary Stultz, Sue Stults, Rita Sharp, Tim Harper, Greg Miller, Chris Miller, and Mary Ann Hoffecker, of Boyertown and Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania; Ventura, California; Millsboro, Delaware and Douglasville, Pa.
The People's Choice winner in the children's division (ages 7-14) was "Ocean Fun" by Kayla and Olivia Burkentine and Erin Munoz of Milton.
The Top 10 Judge’s Favorites – Adult (15 and older) in no particular order:
* The Pool Sharks – Justin & Emily Chimics and David DeVitry – Marietta, Pa.
* Greece Is The Word – David O’Brien, Shai Segall, and Patricia Joo
* Sea Snail – Megan, Kristen, Johnny, John, and Samantha Swentosky
* Go Navy – Jason Tiffany, Harold and Tonya Bell and Kameha and Randy Bell – Columbia, Md.
* Homer Simpson – Lynn, Heather, & Krista Williams and John Boyer
* Tropical Paradise – Eric Bollinger, Ashley rOberts, Beverly Brown, Amanda Roberts, Glenda Roberts, John Webb, Sadie Bishop, & Helena Roberts – Frankford.
* It’s Just My O’Minion – Robert Hedden, Sara Hedden, Sean Kennedy, Kate Gunther, and Josh Gunther – Catonsville, Md.
* 24 Game – Sheila Stephanis – Marietta, Pa.
* The Lion King – Andy West Sr. and Andy West, Jr. – Harrington.
* Disney Comes to Rehoboth – Sheri Miller and teammates
Top 10 Judge’s Favorite – Child (7-14) in no particular order:
* Rhode Island Colliseum – Ella Niedelman, Ian Smith, Kailey Smith, Trenton Smith – Saunderstown, R.I.
* Cupcake Wars – Grace & Abbey Conway – Wantagh, N.Y.
* Traditional Castle – Morgan and Jordan Bell – Elkridge, Md.
* Minions vs. Zombies – Trevor and Tiffany and Elsa and Tiff Bell – Bethesda, Md.
* Shark – Mikaylah & Price Lindsay – Lewes
* Beach Day – Maddison and Noah Haehl and Brigid and PJ Gorman – Severn, Md.
* The Hammerhead – Sean Tiffany and Lander Bell
* Ocean Fun – Kayla and Olivia Burkentine and Erin Munoz – Milton
* Funland Ticket – Michael Whiteman – Wilmington
* What You Sea – Lily and Lenny Williams
Judge’s Favorite Business Division – Rehoboth Beach Patrol