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Crowds gather as annual Oysterfest begins in Fulton

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Nearly six months after Hurricane Harvey hit their shores, the cities of Rockport and Fulton are a long way from full recovery; but that didn't stop locals from throwing the annual Oysterfest and it hasn't stopped visitors either.

The four-day Oysterfest event kicked off Thursday in Fulton Navigation Park, inviting visitors and locals to stop by for some music, fun and of course, oysters.

Live music, entertainment, games and lots of food were front and center at the festival, with organizers hoping to draw crowds out to show their support to the community both emotionally and financially.

"This is our biggest fundraiser, bread and butter. Aransas County took a hit, lost about 30 percent of the appraised value. And so, fundraising and...that was a big thing for the fire department," explained Rickey McLester, Chief with Fulton Fire Department, which helped organize the festival.

Oysterfest runs through Sunday over in Fulton and from the looks of things, it looks like Harvey won't deter crowds from returning for yet another year of fun on the coast.

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