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    Rubber ducks are dumped out into the duck pond at Fireman’s Park during the Graham Rotary Club’s inaugural Duck Derby held in April 2018. The organization sold 9,000 ducks for the event which doubled their original sales goal of 5,000 ducks. (Leader file photo)

Rotary Duck Derby coming April 27

The Graham Rotary Club Duck Derby is closing in its second year, and the club has set their sales goal and prize money higher for the 2019 event, Rotary Club President Pam Scott said.

Despite the cold weather last year the first Duck Derby was a success for the organization with 9,000 rubber ducks sold almost doubling the organization’s original sales goal of 5,000 ducks. Scott said last year’s success could be attributed to being a new event with much to offer in the city. 

“In the past we have done the Wild Game Dinner out at the (Young County) arena, and I think there was just limitations in who that appealed to,” Scott said. “But, for something like the Duck Derby in such a beautiful location as our Fireman’s Park I think it just offered something for everyone and was just a fun event.”

The event this year will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 27 at the Fireman’s Park duck pond. Ducks can be purchased online at duckrace.com/Graham/ starting in March for $5 for one, $25 for six, $50 for 12 and $100 for 24. The ducks bought online, by mail, at a Duck Derby booth or at a sponsoring business are entered into a database which stores the information with a tag number.

For more from this story see the Wednesday, Feb. 13 edition of The Graham Leader.

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