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Posted on: August 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Beach Blast caps great summer in Babylon

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Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and the rest of the Town Board invited residents to Overlook Beach on Saturday, August 20 for the Town’s annual Beach Blast. The event featured live music, raffles for charity, rides, games and even an ice cream-eating contest.

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 2018 summer season. 

Photo (left to right): Councilman Terry McSweeney, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and Councilman Anthony Manetta pose with four winners of this year’s ice cream eating contest at this year’s annual Town of Babylon Beach Blast at Overlook Beach.

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