Sandcastles in Treasure Island for RNC visitors

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Sandcastles in Treasure Island for RNC visitors

This is going to be an awesome event and display for everybody visiting Treasure island or living in the area.





The Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida Recognizes the

Republican National Convention inFloridaStyle!


TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. – (August 6, 2012) – Thirty tons of imported sand will be used to create giant sand sculptures on the beach of Treasure Island behind the Bilmar Beach Resort.  Sponsored by the Bilmar Beach Resort and Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach, “sand castle” versions of President Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial and the White House will be reproduced, on a smaller scale, in conjunction with the Republican National Convention.  The sand monuments will be a must-see attraction for the State Delegates and Visitors to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area during this historic time.

Treasure island sand castles


Combined 15-time World Champions Dan Doubleday and Meredith Corson, from Sanding Ovations, will be creating replicas of Abraham Lincoln and the Lincoln Memorial and the White House using only sand and water.  Sculpting will begin Thursday, August 17th and will be complete by the start of the convention on Sunday August 26th.  The artistic sand sculptures will be on public display until Monday, September 17th (weather permitting).


Treasure Island is the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, so we thought it only appropriate to recognize this event with the art work of our world famous local artists in celebration of our nation’s political process,” stated Clyde Smith General Manager of the Bilmar Beach Resort.  “We hope the Delegates and Visitors will make time to enjoy our beautiful beach and hospitality while visiting theTampaBay area.” 


Sloppy Joe’s General Manager, Kevin Hintz added, “We are excited about the chance to showcase how beautiful our beach is to a new group of guests and the fact that the restaurants not only overlook the sand sculptures but are also the perfect location to enjoy a great frozen drink and dinner while watching the world famous sunsets of the Florida’s West Coast.”


About the Bilmar Beach Resort

The Bilmar Beach Resort is no stranger to hosting sand sculpting events as it has been the home to the Sanding Ovations International Master’s Cup and Music Festival every November since 2009 and the World’s LargestSandCastlein 1985.  These Patriotic themed sculptures are expected to draw crowds including RNC attendees, media and local area residents.  The Bilmar celebrated its 50th Anniversary last December.  The resort boasts 550 feet of beach front property with 165 guest rooms and suites.  It is also home to Sloppy Joe’s on the Beach, celebrating a decade of outstanding food, beverage and fun.  The Bilmar Beach Resort is located at 10650 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island, FL 33706.  For more information, visit or call (727) 360-5531.  Sandcastles in Treasure Island for RNC visitors

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