Rotary Club’s Adopt-a-Duck

Things got a little daffy at a recent Rotary luncheon held at Tarrytown’s Marriott Hotel. Larger than life ducks paraded around to kick-off "Duck Derby Day" to be held in Patriot’s Park on Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Tarrytown.

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Top: School Superintendent Howard "like my outfit" Smith at Rotary "Ducky Derby."
Bottom: Could be JoAnne Murray with a new shade of lipstick.

The event a collaboration between the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns and the Tarrytown Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. 1200 rubber duckies are available for adoption at a cost of $10.00 each. These little creatures will paddle their way (even though it’s called a race) down the mighty Patriot’s Park Brook with the Tarrytown Fire Department to assist them with "water power" ensuring a swift race. The Grand Prize for the first duck to cross the finish line is a 50" Flat Panel HDTV. Prizes will be awarded to the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line.

Activities on April 26 will start at noon and end at 4pm. Food, soft drinks, booths, live music and entertainment will all add to the drama of this first ever rubber ducky race.

Anyone interested in adopting a duck can do so from now until April 25th. One duck costs $10, a "Six Quack" is $50 and "Tub-O-Ducks" is $100 which will give the entrant twelve chances to end up first in front of a big TV.

Win, lose or draw it’s for a good cause. Contact Mimi Godwin at (914) 631-0675 for further information on how you can adopt a duck and help the Rotary and YMCA in supporting "Healthy Kids Day" on April 26, 2008. All proceeds will go back to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.

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