Thursday, September 24, 2020

July Fourth, Island Style


Sand Jam Photos by Samantha Husted / Fireworks Photos by Frank Steiger

Sand Jam Photos by Samantha Husted / Fireworks Photos by Frank Steiger

Marco Island was abuzz with activity as visitors and residents alike came together to celebrate

 

 

the Fourth of July on the beach.

Despite a late afternoon thunderstorm, hundreds came out to

 

 

Residents’ Beach to take part in the Marco Island Civic Association’s annual Sand Jam event.
 

 

The day officially kicked off at noon with DJ Goose and DJ Ken of Southwest
 

 

Florida Entertainment providing the tunes. Throughout the day beachgoers could take part in the patriotic
 

 

festivities such as the “most patriotic swimsuit contest,” or just sit back on the beach
Scott Roloff and his family won the sandcastle competition. The group made a sandy living room complete with couches and a coffee table.

Scott Roloff and his family won the sandcastle competition. The group made a sandy living room complete with couches and a coffee table.

and relax.

At the entrance to Residents’ Beach sat Bill Horton and Lee Rubinstein of the

Beth and Ella Miller. Ella competed in the hulahoop competition, despite having a broken arm.

Beth and Ella Miller. Ella competed in the hulahoop competition, despite having a broken arm.

American Legion, Marco Island. The duo handed out American flags, pins, and sold hats to
 

 

visitors. According to Rubinstein all proceeds go towards veterans in need.

“Whatever veteran we determine needs

 

 

help, we’re there for them,” Lee Rubinstein said.

The night ended with the annual fireworks display, which could be seen from anywhere on the beachfront.

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