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Christmas in July: Festival of Trees  is pleased to announce a new event Christmas in July on Saturday, July 30 from 12-4 p.m. at Coosaw Point River Club located at 20 The Horseshoe, Beaufort.

Christmas in July is a family fun day featuring snow in July from 1-3 p.m.; entertainment by The Groovetones and Drysdale Entertainment; swimming; water slides, jumpy house and kids games; unlimited barbecue buffet by Palmetto Smokehouse; beer, soda and water; peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and snacks provided by Hobbit Hills Preschools; snow cones, and much more. Family tickets are available for $75 each or adults are $25, kids over 2 are $12.50 and kids under 2 are free. Also available: Photos with Santa from 12:30-2 p.m. for $5; Goodies from Gift & Gourmet Shop; Absolute (yes, the vodka) snow cones will be available for $5.
Fourth Annual Sand Sculpture Contest: Come and join the fun on Saturday, July 30, from 1-4 p.m. in front of the lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park. Gather your family, friends or co-workers and form a team, or enter as an individual or in pairs. Tools permitted are buckets, strainers, rakes, sand scoops, kitchen utensils, shovels, etc. Use only natural materials found on or near the beach such as shells, reeds and small rocks. Categories are: Sand Fleas (up to 8 years, must have adult leader); Sand Hoppers (ages 9-15); Sand Tribes (families); Sand Shapers (adult or small adult team); Sand Fantasies (families with children ages 7 and under. Artificial decorations or materials are permitted in this category). Awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. based on originality, composition and technique. Sponsored by Friends of Hunting Island.

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