Hundreds of alpacas featured at competition Saturday in Shawnee

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Photo: By Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
 
Photo Caption: An alpaca peers over its ribbons Saturday during the Alpaca Blast-off show at the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee.
 
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SHAWNEE — Hundreds of alpacas converged Saturday at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center for the Oklahoma Alpaca Holiday Blast Off.

Featuring alpacas from Oklahoma and across the U.S., the show is considered the largest Alpaca Owners Association halter and fleece competition in the regional southwest.

The animals were featured in the show ring competition, and visitors learned how alpaca fleece is processed into a variety of products. Dozens of vendors were on site selling their wares.

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