Hands Across the Sands will hold it second peaceful demonstration in
opposition to drilling in the Gulf this Saturday, June 26, 2010, at three
locations in Panama City Beach: Spinnakers, across from Pier Park, and at
Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life
and crosses political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it
is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife,
fishing industry and coastal military missions.
The first event took place at several locations across Florida in
February. Saturday’s event has become international with 701 locations
around the world, in over twenty-one countries, participating. The event has
received national and international news coverage.
Hands Across the Sands was started by a PCB neighbor, Dave Rauschkolb,
owner of Bud and Alleys at Seaside, last fall. Here is a video of his (now
prophetic) explanation of the origins of the movement, taken after the
February event. Now with the Deepwater Horizon incident still out of
control, the movement has gained much momentum and a very large turnout is