Kids…Be a Rotary Runner for Lamar Days

 

The Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash

The Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash

The Lamar Rotary Club is preparing for the annual Ducky Dash race at Willow Creek Park later this month.  They have Quackers, all the ducks for the Dash, the Rotary Tumble Tub and the tickets…but they need some youngsters from K-6 grades to race for them on Saturday, May 16.

Quackers the Rotary Duck

Quackers the Rotary Duck

Rotarian Judy Turpin said kids who want to race a short sprint should show up by Quackers, the Rotary’s giant, inflatable duck, and get their instructions.  Turpin emphasized, “The kids don’t have to buy one of our raffle tickets to take part in the race, they just need to run several sprints to determine who gets to select the winning ducks.”  The kids who get first place in each heat, get to select the ducks from the big drum and announce who bought the corresponding ticket.  Turpin said the students should be ready to go by about 12:30 that Saturday afternoon and the racing should be completed in just a few minutes.

The Old Way. Ducks being dumped into the canal.

The Old Way. Ducks being dumped into the canal.

The person who’s number is called for first place wins $750, second place receives $250 and there will be five, $100 winners.  Several years earlier, the Ducky Dash was changed to Willow Creek Park from the Lamar Canal intersection with North Main Street.  Lack of water in the canal and the logistics in dumping and retrieving hundreds of floating rubber ducks at the conclusion of the event prompted the change to the park.  The purpose of the Dash hasn’t altered; proceeds help fund such Rotary events as delivering dozens of free dictionaries to third graders in southeast Colorado schools each year.   Tickets are on sale now.  For more information, call 336-3395.

By Russ Baldwin

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