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YARMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The 48thAnnual Yarmouth Clam Festival starts this Friday, July 19th and runs through Sunday, July 21st.

As part of the festivities, a clam shucking contest will take place on Saturday. This year, Jackie Ward will be representing WCSH and WLBZ. In order to stand a chance in the competition, she first had to learn how to shuck a clam. Ben McNaboe, the clam festival's assistant director, put his shucking skills to the test and tried to get Jackie ready for the big contest.