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Duck adoptions are open! Adopt your ducks and mark your calendars for May 6: Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Day.

The Town of Estes Park passed an official proclamation recognizing the Rotary Club of Estes Park’s Duck Race Festival as an opportunity for 64 charitable and nonprofit organizations in the Estes Valley to raise funds for their programs through duck adoptions by declaring Saturday, May 6, 2023 as Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Day.

Members of the Rotary Club’s Duck Race committee gratefully accepted the Proclamation presented by Mayor Wendy Koenig and expressed appreciation for the Town of Estes Park’s support of the 35th annual Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival. The Town is a Major Sponsor of the event.

Mayor Koenig adopted the first duck for the 2023 Duck Race. Duck adoptions are now available to all participating organizations, merchants, and the general public on the Duck Race website at Duck adoptions for the 2023 Duck Race are available online only.

And now for the official Proclamation:

WHEREAS, the Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is an annual community service project of the Rotary Club of Estes Park; and

WHEREAS, the 2023 Rotary Duck Race Festival will give 64 participating organizations an opportunity to raise funds through duck adoptions; and

WHEREAS, the generous support of local sponsors provides fabulous prizes and makes it possible to return $22 of every duck adoption to the participating organizations; and

WHEREAS, on Saturday, May 6, 2023 the 35th annual Duck Race Festival will take place, with approximately 8,000 yellow rubber ducks entering Fall River at Nicky's Restaurant and paddling to the finish line at George Hix Memorial Riverside Plaza; and

WHEREAS, there will be hundreds of prizes, live entertainment, and fun activities for adults and children; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Board of Trustees of the Town of Estes Park, proclaim May 6, 2023, as ESTES PARK ROTARY DUCK RACE DAY in the Town of Estes Park, and urge all citizens along the Front Range to join the festivities and fun and celebrate the 35th annual Estes Park Rotary Duck Race.

The Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in May. The annual Duck Race continues a tradition started in 1989, which has returned over $3 million to local Estes Park charities and groups. 2023 marks the 35th annual Duck Race.

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