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Kilmarnock Quackers Pres. Willie Stewart and Liz Stewart, Projects Convenor
Following our initial announcement, see below, the Duck Race proved to be a great event – not only because it raised almost £1000 to support Rotary Charities – but also because it generated a lovely spirit of teamwork amongst the members.Everyone who participated or supported the event by attending it appeared to have a wonderful afternoon.This was helped by the weather which could not have given us better September conditions for the event to take place.
We were also generously supported by the passing public who joined in and made the day a success.I think they enjoyed seeing some of our members puddling about in the Kilmarnock Water, chasing bath-time plastic ducks!
Other organisations contributed to a lovely atmosphere and the Boys’ Brigade kept a sense of fun and activity alive throughout the afternoon.The Candy Floss stall ran out of candy floss!
Many thanks to all our supporters and helpers, from the candy floss makers and eaters to the face painters and pussycats they turned out; the duck sponsors, suppliers or chasers and most importantly to the good Kilmarnock people who turned out on the day and brought a smile to everyone's face.
Looking forward already to next year’s event. A great start and lots to build on.
DUCK RACE – FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
KILMARNOCK ROTARY GOES QUACKERS
We are pleased to announce a fund-raising event which should be fun for all the family. The Rotary Club has planned a Duck Race to take place in the Kilmarnock Water within the boundaries of the Howard Park, Kilmarnock on Sunday afternoon, 12th September 2010.
This exciting event is intended to help raise funds for a variety of Rotary Charities which can be both local and world-wide. Also, there will be prizes for the sponsors of the winning ducks – 1st Prize is £100; 2nd Prize is £50 and 3rd Prize is £25. Runners-up will also receive a variety of other prizes.
There will be a stand which explains the work of Rotary and this will have a Shelter Box on display. Shelter Boxes are used on a grand scale in areas of major disasters and are frequently seen in news coverage where temporary tented villages are set up. (See current flooding disaster in Pakistan)
Other local clubs and interest groups will also be present. Watch this space and your local Kilmarnock Standard for further details.
The photograph attached shows the Duck Race organiser, Liz Stewart and Rotary President, William Stewart pictured with some cuddly ducks outside the Park Hotel.
All fields are required.