Today was the first annual
LIONS CLUB RUBBER DUCKIE RACE!
Congratulations to our local members of the Lions Club who sponsored this event to raise funds for Gabrielle's Angels. Gabrielle's Angels is a pet therapy program for abused, neglected, and at risk children.
The gang in the blue shirts are volunteers from Kohls Department Store who agreed to come help capture the ducks after their adventurous trip down the waterway of Palm Creek. Kohls donated $500 in addition to the volunteers who came on their own time to help with the event.
There were some GREAT prizes including a free RV or park model wash from Squeaky Clean, $100 worth of pet training sessions from Pet Smart, a free manicure from Penneys, plus much more.
Thank you to Bill Murr for narrating and taking video of the event. Click on the links to watch the beginning and the end of the race.
Over 300 ducks entered the event and we believe all 300 were captured before they escaped into the Palm Creek lakes.
The Lions Club will be sponsoring another Duck Race in March but next month in February, they're conducting a "Minute to Win It" contest. Watch for details.