For the week of September 2 thru September 8, 1998  

You Lucky Duck

Don’t miss your chance to win

Time is growing short to adopt your entry for Sunday’s Great Wagon Days Duck Race.

Sponsored by the Ketchum Rotary Club, the one-mile rubber duck race down the Big Wood River from the Adam’s Gulch bridge to Rotary Park in Warm Springs means fun and prizes galore.

This year’s fund raising for Rotary, the Bill Janss Activity Center and Blaine County Search and Rescue offers bigger and better prizes, including an all-expense paid trip to Hawaii for four, golf and ski passes, a complete computer system.

New this year is a chance to win a Jeep Wrangler. One duck in each 3,000 in the race has been assigned a winning number good for a Jeep, a year’s insurance and a year’s cell phone use.

Last year’s event raised more than $80,000 to benefit 30 different community organizations. Blaine County Search and Rescue was able to upgrade the training status of its members to meet or exceed national standards and purchase much-needed equipment for the volunteer organization. Rotary divvied up its share between a host of scholarship and philanthropic awards, including Blaine County school athletics, Wood River Little League, Meals on Wheels and the Crisis Hot Line. The Bill Janss Activities Center plans to use its share to build a recreation complex in Ketchum.

So whether it’s the tennis, golf, fly-fishing, skiing or travel package you’d like to win while contributing to a good cause, adopt a duck for $5 or 6 for $25 by picking up an entry form at local retailers or calling (888) 82-ducks.

The pre-race party begins at 1 p.m. at Rotary Park on Warm Springs Road with food, drink, puppets, clowns and live music. Up to 30,000 ducks take to the water at 3 p.m.


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