Obama sand sculpture survives rain

Sept. 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A sand sculpture of President Barack Obama in North Carolina survived heavy rains during the weekend, the organization that commissioned it said.

Nora Battle, a spokeswoman for South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, which commissioned the sculpture to mark the start of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, said the 15 1/2 ton sculpture at BlackFinn Saloon in Charlotte sustained some damage to its arm and bust during Saturday's heavy rains, The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday.

Battle said the damage was repaired within 45 minutes Sunday morning.

The sculpture was created in three days by a team of five sculptors from Team Sandtastic of Sarasota, Fla.

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