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For the 14th
year, Roger Powell and dozens of volunteers used over 300 tons of sand,
hundreds of man hours, and a little artistic creativity to help spread the
message of Easter in a non-traditional way.
It started in 1999, when
Powell said he woke from a dream and had an idea for a holiday sand sculpture.
"It was one of those
things that just overwhelms you," he said.
Every year since, Powell
has created a different sculpture with help of over 120 volunteers, who pound
and shape the sand into art. It has become an Easter tradition in Findlay.
This year's theme is
water, along with the image of Jesus Christ on the cross.
The sculptors have drawn
in visitors from northwest Ohio and beyond.
"We have people now coming
in from all over," Powell said. "Chicago, we have a bus tour coming in. We have
people coming in from Pittsburgh."
Powell said it is his way
of ministering to people during Holy Week, and hopes the visitors will be moved
by the display.
"It's not about the sand,
and it's not about me," he said. "It's about Christ. And it's about this fellowshipping
that you're seeing on the outside. It's all people coming together. And when
you see these people, it doesn't make a difference of denominations, they're
This year's sculpture will
be on display for two weeks following Easter Sunday.