FLORENCE, Col. — Lots of of rubber geese floated down the Florence River Monday for the annual Rotary Rubber Ducky Derby to have a good time the Fourth of July.
The Rubber Ducky Derby is an annual effort between the Rotary Membership of Cañon Metropolis and the Rotary Membership of Florence. 1000’s of rubber geese floated down a ditch in Pioneer Park. Money prizes are awarded for the primary 10 geese to the end line and the cash raised is given again to the neighborhood.
“It is a incredible fundraiser, not only for the Rotary Membership, however for a lot of different non-profits within the Fremont County space… We will probably be elevating about $30,000+ annually for various non-profits. .. We’ve got about 15 non-profit organizations concerned on this race,” stated Jason Messer, chairman of the Duck Racing Committee.
“The plans for the cash: Nonprofits use the cash how they wish to. We’ve got the Middle for the Arts, the Cañon Metropolis Excessive College, the Florence Excessive College Enjoyable Pageant, the Literacy Middle, so these organizations use it as they see match,” stated Membership President John Hamrick. Canon Metropolis Rotary.
The fortunate duck that took first place awarded $1,000, and money prizes went to 9 different winners.