Friday, November 2, 2012
Each year, young ladies compete for the honor of being selected as the Oyster Festival Queen. The contestants are Middlesex County high school seniors and each contestant picks a first grade girl to compete in the Little Miss Spat contest. (A "spat" is a baby oyster!)
The queen contestants are judged on an individual community project, a written response to a random question, their high school transcripts and a judges' interview. The winner and the first and second runners-up receive scholarships.
This year's scholarship sponsors are: Bethpage Camp-Resort, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, C&F Bank, Colonial Virginia Bank, Dr. C. Ben Lennon, EVB Bank, Grey's Point Camp, MetroCast Communications, Rappahannock Concrete Corporation, Rosegill Development LLC, Ryman's A/C and Heating, Thurston Properties, and Thurston Spring Service, Inc., River Birch Nursery, Florist & Gifts, Unique Golf Carts and Urbanna Builders' Supply Co.
The Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen Scholarship Competition continues the tradition of serving the community's high school seniors as an excellent source of scholarships and character building.
The Crowning is held at 4:00 P.M. at Taber Park – Festival Village.