James Breeden of Glen Allen and Tappahannock gave up a day of hunting to come to the 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival on Friday. “That’s why I had to load up on the essence of the oyster,” he said. His “must eat” foods included a fritter from the Middlesex Lions Club, oyster stew from the Aylett Country Day School booth, and roast beef.
posted 11.10.2010Memories of a D-Day vet
It’s often referred to simply as “The War.” And each individual who survived World War II came home with memories. For the men who went into battle, their stories are hard to imagine. The liberty that Americans often take for granted comes through sacrifice. Freedom is not free, and a debt is owed to all veterans.
posted 11.10.2010Miss Lauren Figg and Emma Fairheart are Oyster Festival royalty
Lauren Figg was crowned Queen of the 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival and Emma Fairheart was crowned Little Miss Spat last Friday in Taber Park. As Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen, Figg received a $5,000 college scholarship. Emma Fairheart received a $150 savings bond.
posted 11.10.2010Deborah Pratt dominates shucking contest
VIDEOS: Deborah Pratt of Middlesex County repeated as champion of the 2010 Virginia Oyster Shucking Contest, which was held Saturday at the 53rd Urbanna Oyster Festival. Pratt defeated the men's professional winner Jermaine Brokenborough of Chesterfield in the finals.