Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant 34th Anniversary
Over 50 crab cuties normally compete for the Coveted Cucumber Rind Cup, symbol of Crustacean curvaceousness. She, he, it (the sex of a hermit crab is difficult to determine without a high powered microscope) will join unforgettable Miss Crustaceans of by gone days such as Crabopatra, Crabunzel , Copacrabana, Crab Salad, Taxi Crab and Gone With The Wind Crab.
The Miss Crustacean Pageant was followed by the King of Klutz races. Over 150 crab athletes will negotiate the plywood circle in hopes of bettering the 6.3 seconds world record set by the Hermie, a legendary South Jersey crab.
Intermittent entertainment will be provided by Elvis performer, Ted Prior, singing “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hermit Crab” and other of the King’s favorite Crustacean tunes. Ragtime piano player Danny Kean will fill in the slow spots with a lively selection of old time favorites. Inspector Clueslow, portrayed by Ron Mac Closky, will determine if any of the racers are on Searoids.
Suzanne Muldowney AKA Shelly the Mermaid, will lead the throngs in singing “Here It Comes, Miss Crustacean,” the pageant’s theme song. At this dramatic moment, the new Miss Crustacean will waddle down a Flower bedecked runway and wow the populace.
The events are officially sanctioned by NASCRAB, an organization that introduced Extreme Hermit Crab Wrestling to the world here in June. This competition is extremely non violent as crabs never touch each other. Two participants are placed on their shells and the first to roll over is declared the winner.
Material on how to properly care for hermit crabs is distributed at all Ocean City crustacean events.
The Crab events were preceded by the City’s second sand sculpting contest of the season.
I am waiting for photos are results!
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