Wild Rivers Ducky Derby

Take a "quack" at winning groceries for a year --
a $2,600 value!

That's the top prize when the 2009 Wild Rivers Ducky Derby races on the Chetco River on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Loeb State Park.

You can adopt a lucky ducky for just $10. If it's the first one down the rapids to the finish line, you win the top prize. The "groceries for a year" prize has been donated by Ray's Food Place.

The family-friendly events along the bank of the Chetco River will start at 10 a.m. on race day, with the race itself set for noon.

Best of all, your entire adoption fee goes to charitable projects.  Watch for Webster, the derby's inflatable mascot, at sales locations starting soon.

This year's Wild Rivers Ducky Derby sponsors are led by our platinum sponsor, the Curry General Hospital Health Network. Other supporters include media sponsors Curry Coastal Pilot, KURY FM and AM, and Charter Communications; gold sponsors Barron's Home Furnishings, Fitness at the Club, and State Farm Insurance/Daryn Farmer; silver sponsors Chetco Pharmacy & Gifts, Curry Good Samaritan, Edward Jones/Kevin Moerke, Edward Jones/Terre Hodges, Eye Center of Brookings, Gold Beach Lumber, Lucky 7 Casino, Tidewater Contractors, and Town & Country Animal Clinic; and bronze sponsors Blockbuster Video, Cal-Or Insurance, Cal-0re Life Flight, and In-Motion Graphics.

The Rotary Club of Brookings-Harbor organized the first annual Wild Rivers Ducky Derby in 2008.  More than 7,000 duckies were in the race. An estimated  500 people watched the race on the banks of the Chetco River at Loeb State Park.

The event raised more than $39,000 for non-profit organizations in the area, including projects of the Rotary Club.

To be part of the fun, please contact 2009 Head Duck Kevin Moerke at (541) 412-8988 or e-mail the Wild Rivers Ducky Derby at BHRotaryClub@wildblue.net