Look out ‘beach’… here we come!

Katelyn Matheson, 3, digs in the sand at the Winter Beach Party. (Sun staff photo by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter)
Gerad Hanle, 4, enjoys a beach ball at the Eastman Nature Center. (Sun staff photo by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter)
Haylie Oberg, 4, gets some “sun” any way she can during the Winter Beach Party. (Sun staff photo by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter)
A “deer” ready for the beach greets Winter Beach Party-goers at the Eastman Nature Center. (Sun staff photo by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter)
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A “deer” ready for the beach greets Winter Beach Party-goers at the Eastman Nature Center. (Sun staff photo by Dawn Feddersen-Poindexter)

Area young kids took advantage of the “beach” and “fishing” during the Eastman Nature Center’s annual Winter Beach Party. Party-goers were able to build sand sculptures, dig for seashells, play beach games, race minnows and learn to hula during the Jan. 25 and 26 events. There was also the opportunity to see live animals, get some face painting and create a tropical craft.