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rhstoo
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August 14, 2012 12:24 pm  

Looking for a few pretty conch shells to put flowers in to line the aisle. Any ideas as to where can we get some (naturally on a beach or to buy?)


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speee1dy
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August 14, 2012 1:17 pm  

I know there are guys that get conch from the water, they might be willing to give them to you or sell them to you. i don't know any names but you might check with a restaurant downtown to see if they can direct you in the right direction.


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Alana33
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August 14, 2012 4:58 pm  

There are seasons for taking live conch out of water. Best check with Fish and Wildlife before doing so.
Best to borrow or buy ones that have already had the live critter removed.


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August 14, 2012 5:09 pm  

Try Altoona Lagoon. The fisherman come in there and dump all the conch shells. The people decorate the whole park with the conch shells. I'm sure you could take a few for your sisters wedding.


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busht
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August 14, 2012 7:30 pm  

Altoona's not a bad idea, but so much work has gone into beautifying that area that it would only be right to return any conch shells taken from there. And make sure they're rinsed well, unless you're willing to risk seeing the bride dance before getting married!


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August 14, 2012 9:24 pm  

Try Altoona Lagoon. The fisherman come in there and dump all the conch shells. The people decorate the whole park with the conch shells. I'm sure you could take a few for your sisters wedding.

I do not feel that it is right or okay to just take up the conch shells that are used to decorate park. I was waiting for someone to come in with that bright idea.

To the OP, my suggestion is to walk the shores and you may find some dried up conch shells.


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