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The three teams prepare to eat all the shrimp they can in five minutes. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Ready. Set. Shrimp: RiverGrille host first-annual shrimp-eating contest

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 |

The three teams prepare to eat all the shrimp they can in five minutes. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The Ormond Beach Fire Department team and its supporters. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The Ormond Beach Fire Department team and its supporters. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The Ormond Beach Police team and its supporters. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The Ormond Beach Police team and its supporters. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The shrimp-eating contest participants wait for the pounds of shrimp to be delivered. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The shrimp-eating contest participants wait for the pounds of shrimp to be delivered. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Firefighter Ethan Wilson hands out fire helmets to the crowd. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Firefighter Ethan Wilson hands out fire helmets to the crowd. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The bowls of shrimp were weighed before the contest. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The bowls of shrimp were weighed before the contest. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The contest featured its own walking shrimp. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The contest featured its own walking shrimp. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Officer Cierra Devane peels shrimp as fast as she can. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Officer Cierra Devane peels shrimp as fast as she can. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Firefighter Rand Bennett piles on the shrimp. He didn't peel all of them before eating. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Firefighter Rand Bennett piles on the shrimp. He didn't peel all of them before eating. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Firefighter Francis Autorino devours the shrimp on his plate. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Firefighter Francis Autorino devours the shrimp on his plate. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The teams had five minutes to eat all the shrimp they could. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The teams had five minutes to eat all the shrimp they could. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The contest was streamed live. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The contest was streamed live. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The teams rush to eat shrimp as time dwindles down. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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The teams rush to eat shrimp as time dwindles down. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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Firefighter Rand Bennett made sure to leave no shrimp behind even as the contest had wrapped up. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 |

Firefighter Rand Bennett made sure to leave no shrimp behind even as the contest had wrapped up. Photo by Jarleene Almenas

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