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Crowd grows for seventh annual Alamo Turtle Derby

Darrell Burton exclaims at the size of a turtle during the Largest Turtle contestDarrell Burton exclaims at the size of a turtle during the Largest Turtle contest.

Milder temperatures late last week helped grow the number of attendees at the seventh annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum. Approximately 125 fans cheered as the 37 participants competed for honors in various contests conducted Saturday, July 6. For a listing of winners, see the July 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.