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Festival reunions
“It was intense,” said Montoro, who filmed the parade to show her brother, “so he could see it the same as me.” That would be hard to do, said one person in the group. “You’d have to turn the volume up all the way!”
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‘Wilton’ sold through Preservation Virginia Program
imageHailed by architectural historians for its stately, unassuming purity “Wilton,” a surviving example of Tidewater colonial domestic architecture, has been saved through the sale of the property via Preservation Virginia’s Revolving Fund Program.

posted 11.09.2011

Sons of Confederate Veterans win Oyster Festival Parade’s top award
imageThe winning entries in the 2011 Urbanna Oyster Festival Parade, sponsored by the Virginia Lottery, are as follows: Bands—1. Lancaster High School; 2. U.S. Army Strolling Dixie Band. Walking or marching units—1. The Florettes Majorettes; 2. General Will C. Lee Chapter of the 101st Airborne Division…

posted 11.09.2011

Macon wins state oyster shucking championship
imageClementine Macon of Middlesex County emerged as champion of the 2011 Virginia Oyster Shucking Competition held last Saturday at the 54th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Macon defeated the men’s professional winner, James Carter of Center Cross, in the finals. Macon’s time to shuck two dozen oysters was 3:14, compared to Carter’s time of 4:15.

posted 11.09.2011

Fairfields wins ‘Best Overall’ in Fireman’s Parade
imageThere was a total of 100 fire and rescue units in the Annual Fireman’s Parade at the Urbanna Oyster Festival last Friday night. The sirens were almost deafening, but onlookers along the crowded streets of town performed a balancing act with one finger plugging their ears and using other fingers to wave to the parade participants.

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