Miss 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.
posted 11.09.2010Governor reappoints Dr. Kirk Havens to Chesapeake Bay Science Council
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has reappointed Dr. Kirk Havens of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC). The appointment marks the beginning of Haven’s third consecutive 4-year term.
posted 11.08.2010Deborah Pratt: still the fastest oyster shucker
Deborah Pratt bested her nephew Jermaine Brokenborough in the state oyster shucking contest November 6, at the 53rd annual Urbanna Oyster Festival. Brokenborough actually finished first, but lost the race after his time was adjusted due to penalties.