Popular sand sculpture contest is July 19 at Walnut Beach

Milford's Great American Sand Sculpture Competition is scheduled for July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Walnut Beach.

People are invited to bring a picnic, beach blanket, pails and shovels, and create anything from huge lobsters to mermaids.

Awards, trophies and ribbons will be awarded in various categories including Clubs/Friends, Families, and Individuals. All ages are welcome. Registration is free and open to all.

The competition is sponsored by the Milford Arts Council and Milford Bank. Parking for non-residents is $5.

Registration will take place from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and sand building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Judging will start at 2 p.m..

For more information call the Milford Arts Council, 203-878-6647 or visit milfordarts.org.