10th Annual Duck Derby at Allens Pond: Results are In!
Save the Date: Duck Derby 2014 August 16th, 2014
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Congratulations to Jim Krynicki who won the Grand Prize: Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World (including transportation and two-night stay).
See the complete list of prize winners!
Saturday, August 17th, a record number—5,866—of rubber ducks entered the water and raced through the channel at Barney’s Joy to win the grand prize, and 55 others. Sunday morning, runners lined up at 8am for the second running of the Ducky Dash 5k – and kudos to Mohammed Daud of Swansea, age 18 who was the top male finisher with a time of 18:36 and Stacie Jaeger, age 28 who was the top female finisher with a time of 21:21 (all results are available online at www.coolrunning.com). From there, a crowd of rambunctious and fun-loving kids tackled the Totally Quackers Obstacle Course and enjoyed some sweet rewards before heading one field over at the sanctuary for the Duck Derby Festival.
The Festival was phenomenal, with loads of activities and educational exhibits from Allens Pond and partner organizations, a delicious $5 BBQ with amazing homemade desserts, and blues from Neal McCarthy & Friends. A successful silent auction and live plant auction, with plants generously donated and auctioned off by Fred Dabney of Quansett Nursery topped it all off and blew away past Derby fundraising numbers.
All in all, the weekend was a major success and showed great support for the Sanctuary and its conservation efforts, educational programming and environmental advocacy.
Endless thanks go out to all of the volunteers who supported the event. Their hard work and dedication made the entire weekend an amazing event.
A Big Thanks to our 2013 Grand Prize Sponsors!
The Bayside Restaurant
Featuring nutritional and organic offerings
Certified Green Restaurant
Open 7 Days
Overlooking Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Sylvan Nursery Inc.
1028 Horseneck Rd.
Westport, MA 02790
Bernard A.G. Taradash
Oppenheimer & Co, Inc.
Special Thanks to Sperry Tents for sponsoring our 2013 Duck Derby Festival.|
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