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Shucking champs

The Virginia State Oyster Shucking contest was held on Saturday in Urbanna. Pictured above with Ms. Oyster is Virginia’s champion Deborah Pratt of Jamaica in Middlesex County and men’s division winner Robert Minor of Mathews. Pratt, who once placed second in the world oyster shucking competition in Ireland, is eligible to compete at the National Oyster Shucking Contests in St. Mary’s, Maryland, next October.

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