Sponsorships & Events

First County Bank Sponsors Greenwich Sand Blast

More Than 250 Families Expected to Participate July 14

(l. to r.) Photo taken at Tod’s Point Beach with Jeffrey Robinson, assistant vice president and Greenwich branch manager First County Bank, and Paul Master-Karnik, executive director of the Greenwich Arts Council.

(l. to r.) Photo taken at Tod’s Point Beach with Jeffrey Robinson, assistant vice president and Greenwich branch manager First County Bank, and Paul Master-Karnik, executive director of the Greenwich Arts Council.

This year’s Greenwich Sand Blast, scheduled for July 14, will bring together young and old alike in a competition for the most spectacular sand sculptures at Tod’s Point Beach. First County Bank is the presenting sponsor of the event and also helps support the Greenwich Arts Council’s enhanced arts education program serving Greenwich families.

“Our goal with Sand Blast and other events is to bring together neighborhood groups, local businesses, corporations and the residents of Greenwich for a fun and exciting display of artistic exploration highlighting what makes Greenwich a great place to live and work,” said Paul Master-Karnik, executive director of the Greenwich Arts Council.

“The Greenwich Arts Council is very happy to have First County Bank’s involvement in our organization. This money will help expand current and future art programs serving low- to moderate-income families who might not have access to arts education,” explained Master-Karnik. “We look forward to further developing our relationships with First County Bank and other private and public organizations around the area.”

“This is the third year First County Bank has supported this fun family event at Tod’s Point. What better way to spend a beautiful summer day than at the Greenwich Sand Blast event,” said Katherine Harris, president and chief operating officer of First County Bank. “This event celebrates the community while working together to increase awareness of the Greenwich Arts Council.”

The Greenwich Arts Council’s Sand Blast event will be held on the broad Greenwich Point beach. Sand Blast, which has been running for 20 plus years, is an event that typically attracts hundreds of people. There is no specific theme for sand sculptures and participants are encouraged to indulge their imaginations, enjoying the experience of creating art in the sand.

The Greenwich Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the Arts Council’s longstanding partner in this event, will co-host this year’s festival. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 14, at 12:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m. For rain date information, participants should call the Greenwich Parks & Recreation Activities hotline at 203-618-7650.

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