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Frog jumping contest, turtle races still part of Bel Air 4th events
Frog jumping contest, turtle races still part of Bel Air 4th events

Frogs will jump and turtles will lumber along to the encouragement of their young backers when Bel Air holds its annual Independence Day celebration Friday. The traditional Turtle Derby and The Great Bel Air Frog Jumping Contest will take place as usual in Shamrock Park, as they have for decades and in spite of last year's mild protests from local and national wildlife protection groups, who had asked that the town's July 4 events organizers and sponsors consider not holding them. The wildlife groups say they hope to continue educating people on the dangers such events pose, but as of Tuesday afternoon none had announced plans to protest at or try to stop the events. The...

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