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Slideshow: Sand sculpting winners in the solo division

The first batch of winners were announced in the Sand Sculpting Tour of Champions, which kicked off Aug. 18 in Federal Way. Click here to see a slideshow of more than 20 sculptures.

Solo division winners are:

• First place: "True Color" by Joo Heng Tan

• Second place: "Connected" by Sue McGrew

• Third place: "One" by Susan Ruesler

• Fourth place: "Chamber Music" by Jeff Strong

The event runs through Sept. 5 at the former Target/Toys 'R' Us site, 31510 20th Ave. S., Federal Way. World master sculptors will produce works of art out of sand to compete in singles and doubles competitions. Check out a video from opening day, featuring master sculptors in action and remarks by Federal Way Mayor Skip Priest.

Theme days include Armed Forces Day on Aug. 26, Senior Day on Aug. 30 and Elks Day on Aug. 31.

Admission is $8.50 adults, $6.50 for children and seniors, free for ages 4 and under. Event runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. All proceeds benefit local Federal Way charities. This is a non-profit event hosted by the Federal Way Community Council. Contact (253) 221-4449 or visit


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