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    Rotary Club President Sarah Lundgren hands Zach Husen a special duck which was awarded this year to a member of the club who went above and beyond for the event. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

Duck Derby breaks Guinness World Record

Despite COVID-19 delaying the Rotary Club Duck Derby, the club revitalized the event and were able to break a Guinness World Record with close to 20,000 rubber ducks lined up on the downtown square Saturday.

In place of the annual rubber duck race at the Fireman’s Park duck pond, the club was looking this year to beat the record for the longest row of rubber ducks on the downtown square. The previous Guinness World Record for the longest line of rubber ducks was achieved June 5, 2011 in Seattle, Wash., with a total of 17,782 ducks measuring 1.6 km (1 mile) long, according to Guinness World Records.

The club was able to overcome this record as well as sell 12,224 rubber ducks. The organization had a new goal of 20,000, but were looking to sell 10,000 rubber ducks for the event.

For the rest of the story, see the Sept. 23 edition of The Graham Leader.

The Graham Leader

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