Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beautiful Day for a Duck Race

Duck Race committee members begin race day with breakfast at Nicky's

Wayne and I at breakfast
The 2012 Estes Park Duck Race was a huge success and a wonderful day of fun and hard work. We started at 7:30 with breakfast then got busy selling ducks until the start of the race at 1 p.m. The total number of ducks sold this year was 5713 with over 600 prizes awarded. The weather couldn't have been more delightful and the river was fast enough to carry the first duck to the finish line in just under an hour. The Rotary Club of Estes Park will be giving back well over $100,000 to the participating local charities. 

The crowd is gathering. The red cage at lower right contains the ducks which will be released into the Fall River.

Kris Hazelton, this year's Big Duck with a real live duck!

Ready... Set...


Making a new friend - just ducky

Checking the prize boards for winners

Wayne gathering ducks at the finish line

Helpful little bystanders

View up the Fall River (little yellow ducks in the water)

Wrapping up the race

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