Mayor Pinkham Declares Duck Race Day May 3rd In Honor Of 20th Annual Race
The proclamation was presented Tuesday night (April 22nd) to Gary “Big Duck” Hazelton, chairman of the Duck Race Committee, and Quiltin T. Canvasback, the official mascot of the duck race.
After reading the proclamation at the regular meeting of the Estes Park Board of Trustees meeting, the mayor stated, “The Duck Race is really is a fun time. I really encourage everyone to get out there and enjoy it.”
The proclamation notes the duck race is the largest general charitable fund raiser in the Estes Valley raising more than $100,000 every year for more than 65 charities and organizations that directly benefit the citizens of the Estes Valley.
This is the 20th year for the duck race – a community service project by the Rotary Club of Estes Park.
“Our sale of duck adoption forms so far has been great,” said Hazelton after the meeting. “More than 2,000 tickets have been sold already and we’ve still got a little more than a week to go before the May 3rd race.” The Rotary Club also has collected more than 600 prizes for the big race.
“We’re very pleased with how the groups are doing selling adoption forms this year.” said Hazelton,
“And, the volunteers down at Duck Central are doing a stellar job. The organizations should now be turning in their adoption forms and money at Duck Central so we can continue entering them all into the computers. Please don’t wait until the last minute.”
The Duck Race will be held on Saturday, May 3, when more than 6,000 ducks will enter Fall River at Nicky’s Restaurant and cross the finish line at Riverside Plaza downtown where there will be live entertainment and activities for adults and children. Adopt your duck today!