For many of us in Estes Park, the weeks leading up to the annual Duck Race make up a season unto itself, squeezed between winter and spring. This year is special because it's the silver anniversary of the race - 25 years of little rubber duckies floating down Fall River. The small part I play in this big event is concentrated within the month of April when I spend most afternoons at Duck Central sitting in front of a computer.
Every year an office space is set up as the temporary headquarters for the race. For the past few years it has been in a spot directly across the parking lot from the one and only local super market - convenient for everyone who volunteers or visits. Duck Central is the hub of a lot of activity with organization representatives stopping in to return adoption forms, committee members gathering for problem solving sessions, and volunteers sitting at computers inputting adoption form data and prize information. I enjoy working with the Duck Central staff who've become good friends over the years.
The committee met this evening to go over the timeline and make sure we have "our ducks in a row." So far things are going well with only a few minor glitches here and there. Our goal is to sell 6000 adoptions to make $120,000.
|These are the big corporate ducks|
|Sandy fielding a call|
|some of our duck paraphernalia|