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Annual Turtle Derby provides family fun

Alice Weaver encourages her turtle, Blackberry, to crawl faster during the Championship round at the annual Turtle DerbyAlice Weaver encourages her turtle, Blackberry, to crawl faster during the Championship round at the annual Turtle Derby at the Alamo Mission Museum Saturday, July 6.

  Blackberry was deemed the fastest turtle at the event. There was lots of family fun for all ages at the 13th annual Turtle Derby Approximately 70 people attended the event with a total of 24 turtles registered for various contests. See the July 11 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of winners in the various derby contests.