The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Fern Greenbank
LOG Editor 

Duck Derby raises cash for community service

 

Fern Greenbank | The Seward Phoenix LOG

Professional plastic duck catchers snag the winning ducks as they cross the finish line. Even Assistant City Manager Ron Long donned waders and took up his position as a catcher.

This year's Duck Derby did not disappoint a massive crowd at the Lowell Point waterfall Sunday. In just under ten minutes, the duck sponsored by Matt Glazer crossed the finish line first. One second behind him was the speedy duck sponsored by Scott Ruby. Glazer's duck netted him a cool $1000 and Ruby walked away with $500. A large gaggle of ducks sped across the finish line, causing the catchers to work double time in the bay with their state of the art waders and nets.

"We want to thank all the ducks for their contribution to the Rotary Club fundraiser," said Rotary Duck Derby Organizer Lori Draper.

Rumors started swirling immediately after the race that some ducks were refusing to go into Lowell Canyon because the waterfall was so fierce. Eventually, all the ducks did cross the finish line, raising more than $1,000 for community service programs.

Duck Derby Winners

Fern Greenbank | The Seward Phoenix LOG

1 Matt Glazer $1000
2 Scott Ruby 500
3 Hotel Seward 50
4 Nathan H 50
5 Sam Clemens 50
6 Steve Adams 50
7 Pat & Jim Redmond 50
8 Dan Blackmore 50
9 Spook Tisdall 50
10 Carroll Oneal 50
11 Loranne Bardarson 50
12 Janine Niebrugge 50
13 Diane Hunt 50
14 Ron Long 50
15 Kaylee Delgado 50
16 Robert Czyszczon 25
17 Butch Broughton 25
18 Diane Douglas Burnett 25
19 Sam Clemens 25
20 Eric Olsen 25
21 Melissa Tougas 25
22 Sue Murphy 25
23 Mike Brady 25
24 Kim Tenreiro 25
25 Rae Elde 25

 

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