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Posted on: August 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Ice Cream-Eating Contest Highlight of Beach Blast

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Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer invited residents to Overlook Beach on Saturday, August 19 for the Town’s annual Beach Blast. The event featured live music, raffles for charity, rides, games and even an ice cream-eating contest.

The weather made for a picture-perfect day for the Beach Blast this year. Beachgoers lined Overlook for a late-summer visit to the ocean and pitched tents, stuck umbrellas in the sand and of course took a swim in the water. The Town of Babylon lifeguard staff helped keep everyone safe while enjoying the waves. Over twenty children competed in this year’s ice-cream eating contest as they were cheered on by friends, family and other residents. Winners were awarded by age group.

After dark, the festivities concluded with a fireworks display, a staple of the Beach Blast. Residents looked up and enjoyed the colorful display, which served as a proper sendoff to the 2017 summer season.
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