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Amiyha Schutte, 6, of Shirley, shows off her (Credit: Ursula Moore)

Amiyha Schutte, 6, of Shirley, shows off her cat face at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

8th annual Blue Claw Crab Festival

The eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach was hosted by the Mastic Beach Property Owners Association and featured an assortment of seafood including the blue claw crab, clams on the half shell and steamed shrimp. Also on hand were nearly 60 vendors were selling a variety of items such as T-shirts, handbags, sunglasses, handmade jewelry and children's books.

Brayden Wilkinson, 9, of Mastic Beach serves blue
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Brayden Wilkinson, 9, of Mastic Beach serves blue claw crabs at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Michele Schneider, of Mastic Beach, plays with Edward
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Michele Schneider, of Mastic Beach, plays with Edward Langston, 2, of Shirley, at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Rainbow Rosie draws a princess face for Kailani
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Rainbow Rosie draws a princess face for Kailani Valladares, 8, of Mastic Beach, at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Jacob Merchant, of Mastic, brought his French bulldog
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Jacob Merchant, of Mastic, brought his French bulldog Puddin' to the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Edward Merchant, of Mastic, eats vanilla chip ice
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Edward Merchant, of Mastic, eats vanilla chip ice cream at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

The band Blind Sight performs at the eighth
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

The band Blind Sight performs at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Robert Muse, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Robert Muse, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Maria Zoine, of Merrick eats her blue claw
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Maria Zoine, of Merrick eats her blue claw crabs at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Mastic Beach activist Robert DeBona died Oct. 14,
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Mastic Beach activist Robert DeBona died Oct. 14, 2012. He was 66. Newsday's obituary for Robert DeBona

Richard Wilkinson, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Richard Wilkinson, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Victoria Viola, of Mastic Beach, serves shrimp at
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Victoria Viola, of Mastic Beach, serves shrimp at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Amiyha Schutte, 6, of Shirley, shows off her
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Amiyha Schutte, 6, of Shirley, shows off her cat face at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Lois Bernzott Boccio, of Manorville, poses for a
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Lois Bernzott Boccio, of Manorville, poses for a picture with her book "Bernie the Beach Ball Bounces Back" at the Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Mastic Beach Property Owners Association volunteer Michelle Wilkinson,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Mastic Beach Property Owners Association volunteer Michelle Wilkinson, of Mastic Beach, at the Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Heather Vita, of Mastic Beach, tries to dunk
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Heather Vita, of Mastic Beach, tries to dunk Carmine Schieferstein at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Brayden Wilkinson, 9, of Mastic Beach serves blue
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Brayden Wilkinson, 9, of Mastic Beach serves blue claw crabs at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Michele Schneider, of Mastic Beach, plays with Edward
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Michele Schneider, of Mastic Beach, plays with Edward Langston, 2, of Shirley, at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Rainbow Rosie draws a princess face for Kailani
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Rainbow Rosie draws a princess face for Kailani Valladares, 8, of Mastic Beach, at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Edward Merchant, of Mastic, eats vanilla chip ice
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Edward Merchant, of Mastic, eats vanilla chip ice cream at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Jacob Merchant, of Mastic, brought his French bulldog
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Jacob Merchant, of Mastic, brought his French bulldog Puddin' to the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

The band Blind Sight performs at the eighth
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

The band Blind Sight performs at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Mastic Beach activist Robert DeBona died Oct. 14,
(Credit: Handout)

Mastic Beach activist Robert DeBona died Oct. 14, 2012. He was 66. Newsday's obituary for Robert DeBona

Robert Muse, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Robert Muse, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Maria Zoine, of Merrick eats her blue claw
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Maria Zoine, of Merrick eats her blue claw crabs at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Richard Wilkinson, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Richard Wilkinson, of Mastic Beach, shucks clams at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Victoria Viola, of Mastic Beach, serves shrimp at
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Victoria Viola, of Mastic Beach, serves shrimp at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Amiyha Schutte, 6, of Shirley, shows off her
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Amiyha Schutte, 6, of Shirley, shows off her cat face at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Lois Bernzott Boccio, of Manorville, poses for a
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Lois Bernzott Boccio, of Manorville, poses for a picture with her book "Bernie the Beach Ball Bounces Back" at the Blue Claw Crab Festival in Mastic Beach. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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Mastic Beach Property Owners Association volunteer Michelle Wilkinson,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Mastic Beach Property Owners Association volunteer Michelle Wilkinson, of Mastic Beach, at the Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

Heather Vita, of Mastic Beach, tries to dunk
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Heather Vita, of Mastic Beach, tries to dunk Carmine Schieferstein at the eighth annual Blue Claw Crab Festival. (Aug. 26, 2012)

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