A week-long series of contests on the started Monday with a test of creativity in sculpting salt water taffy (with the raw material provided courtesy of ).
For families like the Leisters, who were visiting from Downingtown, Pa., the contests have provided a source of both fun and tradition. Mom — Becky Leister — was the big winner on Monday with a red second-place ribbon for her 3-D depiction of corn on the cob.
The Leisters and scores of other families crowded the Music Pier pavilion on Monday as passing showers moved by outside.
The series of free family-friendly contests continues Tuesday with French Fry Sculpting. All contests begin 11 a.m. at the Music Pier. The remaining schedule is as follows:
- Tuesday, June 26: French Fry Sculpting (courtesy of )
- Wednesday, June 27: That's The Way the Cookie Crumbles (make something out of a giant cookie courtesy of ). Also a Super Hero Impersonation Contest.
- Thursday, June 28: Paper Clip Sculpting
- Friday, June 29: Extreme Hermit Crab Wrestling (an "extremely non-violent contest in which crabs are placed on their backs and race to right themselves).
The contests are free, but pre-registration is required. Just show up about 20 minutes ahead of time.