Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

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Neptune Festival



The 41st Annual Neptune Festival was a weekend full of activities for the whole family. The boardwalk was filled with savory-smelling food vendors, plus arts and crafts. The Neptune Festival also included multiple races, a parade, volleyball tournaments, and the infamous sand sculpture contest.


Festival volunteers Maribel Rodriguez, left, and Tammy Strek. This was their eighth year volunteering for the Neptune Parade, and the bubble guns are a tradition.

One of the beautiful sculptures

First place solo winner from behind

First place solo winner, titled What good clothes you wear

Neptunes choice

From left: Taylor Bunch, Tee Bunch-Boney, and Ty Boney enjoyed viewing the sculptures

King Neptune

Volleyball tournament action!

Local artisan Robbie Garrity enjoyed the beautiful weather while tending her booth

Neptune 5K participants, from left: Cristey Pebley, The Shopper Graphic Designer Jennifer Tolarchyk, Stacey OKeefe, and Kelley Korch

From left: The Shopper Graphic Designer Jennifer Tolarchyk, and her friends from Michigan, Cristey Pebley, Stacey OKeefe, and Kelley celebrated after finishing the 5K race