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Urbanna Independence Day celebration attracts large crowd

The Most Creative Award went to Billy and Nancy Mayo of Urbanna, whose entry featured an angler reeling in a huge patriotic striped bass. (Photo by Tom Hardin)

Nearly perfect weather Saturday evening brought people by land and water for the annual Urbanna Boat Parade and Independence Day fireworks on Urbanna Creek.

In the boat parade, the judges’ highest honor, the Most Patriotic Award, went to “Sea Quell.”

The Most Creative Award went to Billy and Nancy Mayo, whose entry featured a fisherwoman reeling in a huge “striped” bass. 

The Most Outrageous Award went to “Henry Clay” captained by Keith Hopkins.

Honorable mention was awarded to the patriotically decorated “Little Chief” and its captain, Alvin Daniel.

The parade was led by Captain Buddy Wyker aboard “Blue Chip.”

Other parade entries and their boats included Robert Montague in “Monte Zluma,” Brad Nix in “Weazer’s Peace,” Bethpage Camp-Resort’s “Bethpager,” Theresa Anderson, “Baby Coo,” and Lawrence Fuccella in “Scarab.”

Phil Friday and Sarah Jencik each had unnamed entries.

After the boat parade, a fireworks display show lit up the night sky over Urbanna Creek.

The crab races were a big hit with children of all ages at the Urbanna Independence Day celebration Saturday at the Urbanna Town Marina. (Photo by Tom Hardin)

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 07.09.2014

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