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Annual Turtle Derby provides fun

The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.The crowd at the eighth annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum cheers for competitors in the championship round on Saturday, July 5.

Approximately 130 people attended the event with a total of 36 turtles registered for various contests. See the July 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of the winners in the fastest, smallest, largest, and best decorated contests, as well as, hula dancing and seed spitting.