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An oyster-shucking contest took place, with first place
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An oyster-shucking contest took place, with first place going to Ralph Alarcon, of Lynbrook, who is wearing a bright yellow shirt. Second place went to Louis Tuscilio, of Woodbury. (Oct. 19, 2013)(Credit: Randee Daddona)

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30th annual Oyster Festival draws legions of fans

Oyster Bay is known for being the home of President Theodore Roosevelt and its most valuable commodity, the oyster. Every year post-Columbus Day, the mollusk is celebrated with its own festival, held, fittingly, in Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park. This weekend, 22 shuckers will plow through 40,000 oysters over the course of the festival, now in its 30th year.