Macon wins state oyster shucking championship
Clementine 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.
Fairfields wins ‘Best Overall’ in Fireman’s Parade
There 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.
‘F.D. Crockett’ open for tours at Oyster Festival
The classic log-hulled buyboat “F.D. Crockett” will be on display and available for tours this weekend at the 54th annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. The 62-foot, 87-year-old, nine-log bottom buyboat, one of only three log-hulled buyboats still floating, will be on display at the Urbanna Town Marina at Upton’s Point on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5.
Relay For Life plans Nov. 10 kickoff rally
On November 10, at 6 p.m., the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Middlesex County will officially get under way as event volunteers and participants gather at Rappahannock Civic Club in Hartfield for a kickoff rally to launch their fund-raising efforts for the year.