Local man dead ringer for famed author, Ernest Hemingway

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KEY WEST – This year’s Hemingway Look Alike contest at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West attracted a whopping 160 contestants, eventually whittled down to 29 finalists. In this photo, Dave Wickersham receives a healthy round of applause as one of the last five in contention. The ultimate winner was Michael Groover who received the award after several previous attempts. Groover is the husband of TV personality Paula Dean. Back home after the exciting experience, Wickersham said: “It is very unusual for a first timer like me to make it to the finals. I really enjoyed the experience.”


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