And the lucky duck is...

August 2, 2016 Comments (1)

Nancy Whitaker hands up the winning duck at Sunday's Silverdale Rotary Duck Race, part of the final events at Whaling Days.

SILVERDALE, Wash. — There were clear skies and smooth sailing Sunday for 18,000 yellow rubber duckies at the annual Silverdale Rotary Duck Race on Dyes Inlet.

Raffle tickets allowing participants to "adopt a duck" were sold for $5 each or in "quack packs" of five for $20.

Janet Gupton, of Seabeck, whose duck was first to finish in eight minutes, won the grand prize, a pickup donated by Advantage Nissan.

"I religiously buy these ducks each year," she said. "It's a good cause."

The Duck Race, held for 23 years in conjunction with Whaling Days, raises money for scholarships and grants given by the Silverdale Rotary Club to community organizations and endeavors such as feeding homeless children, supporting the Teen Center at the Haselwood Family YMCA, Stand Up For Kids, scholarships for graduating high school seniors, providing dictionaries to third-graders and supporting Corey's Day at the Farm.

About $70,000 was raised this year, according to a news release.

Original story from Kitsap Sun.


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