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The 2012 Annual Rubber Ducky Race Goes Swimmingly!

The 23rd annual Great Hunterdon Rubber Ducky Race took place on the Raritan River in Clinton on Sunday, July 22nd. This fundraising event, a Clinton tradition, is run by the members of Clinton Sunrise Rotary with the help of many dedicated volunteers.

 

Hundreds of bright yellow rubber ducks had been in training for months hoping to bring home one of the top prizes for their sponsor.  At approximately 2pm, the competitors were off on their journey over the Clinton Falls, under the bridge, dodging rocks and wayward tree limbs that threatened to keep them from a successful conclusion.  The competition was fierce as the first 6 ducks made their way to the finish, sponsors and spectators cheering them on. 

 

The winning duck was sponsored by Roger Yohn & Katie Kramer of Clinton.  They will be winging their way to Florida for a 4 day, 3 night Walt Disney World Package, including airfare, hotel & park passes.  Other prizes included a $500 travel voucher provided by Rotary; a gift basket full of goodies donated by businesses of the Clinton Guild, 2 - $250 gift certificates to Clinton Falls Frame & Art Gallery; and a $150 gift certificate from Riverside Coffee & Tea.  Even the last place duck earned a prize for their sponsor – a last place trophy and a $100 gift certificate donated by The Walker Team – Douglas & Nancy Walker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.   Proceeds raised from ducky sponsorships benefit the American Cancer Society’s programs of research, education, advocacy and patient/family services in the Northwest NJ Region and the gold standard programs of support, education and hope for cancer patients and their families at the Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey.

 

Event sponsorships support Clinton Sunrise Rotary’s charitable projects.  This year’s sponsors are: Presenting Sponsor – Holt Charitable Foundation; Supporting Sponsors: Boxes for You, Economic Concepts, and Farmers Insurance Company of Flemington; Program Sponsors: Acorn Montessori School, Clinton Falls Frame & Art Gallery, Clinton Guild, Sandrian Camera and Team Capital Bank.  Please see our 2012 Sponsors page for more information.

 

Katie Kramer & Roger Yohn of Clinton are thrilled to accept the first place prize of a Walt Disney World Package for sponsoring the first place duck at the Great Hunterdon Rubber Ducky Race in Clinton. Lynn Arnold, the 2012 Rubber Ducky Race Director presents the prize.

Text Box: View a slideshow of the 2012 Great Hunterdon County Rubber Ducky Race