Julie with a B

Monday, August 01, 2005
Duck racing ? ?
Well, sure, it's just not something that I would have thought of...
Duck race winners announced
RAPID CITY - More than 15,500 ducks were sponsored in Sunday's 16th annual Great Black Hills Duck Race, which helped raise more than $90,000 for Children's Miracle Network.
Individuals could sponsor up to 15 ducks for $5 each. All of the money raised will be used to provide services and equipment for ill and injured children in the Black Hills area served by Rapid City Regional Hospital.
The flock was dropped off Sunday afternoon near the West Main Street McDonald's. The 1.5-mile race ended at Memorial Park. More than $23,000 in prizes were awarded to the first 29 ducks to cross the finish line.
The duck owned by Yvonne Crisman of Rapid City finished first, earning Crisman $5,000 from Rapid City area McDonald's.

I can just imagine what 15,500 ducks walking around downtown Santa Rosa would be like! A mile and a half? Were the sponsors allowed to, well, encourage their entry in any way? Like with a stick? OK, OK, I can hear gasps of alarm. Could they maybe make gentle shushing noises at them at least?


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