Kacee Garner

Kacee Garner

WEEKEND: There’s a duck with your name on it for annual derby

PORT ANGELES — The big yellow ducks all over Port Angeles are reminders of the upcoming 23rd annual Duck Derby planned Sunday, May 13.

The race will be at 2:30 p.m. that day at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles.

Tickets are on sale now. Those who “adopt” rubber ducks for the race have chances to win 42 prizes worth more than $25,000 total.

The top prize will be a 2012 Toyota Tacoma pickup or a Toyota Corolla provided by Wilder Toyota.

Proceeds will benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation and the Sequim Rotary Club’s charitable projects.

Here’s how it works:

Each duck ticket costs $5; $25 will buy an additional duck, providing six chances to win.

For each rubber duck that’s “adopted,” the purchaser receives a ticket with a printed number that corresponds to the number on the duck.

All of the numbered ducks are dumped into the Lincoln Park Pond on race day, and the “owners” of the first 42 ducks to cross the finish line will win prizes.

Very Important Duck

Just prior to the main race, at 2 p.m., the Bub and Alice Olsen Very Important Duck — or VID — Race will be held.

Businesses and individuals, including those from outside the North Olympic Peninsula who do business with local companies, can purchase special VID ducks emblazoned with their logo for $250 and $500 each.

On race day, the Kids’ Pavilion will offer entertainment for youngsters, KONP 1450 AM Radio will broadcast live, and refreshments will be available.

Duck tickets can be purchased at the Peninsula Daily News, 305 W. First St.

They also can be bought from members of the OMC Foundation, many Olympic Medical Center employees, members of the Sequim Rotary Club and Forks’ Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rainforest, and volunteers.

In 2011, 31,329 ducks were “adopted.” During the past 22 years, the race has raised more than $1,850,000.

For more information, phone the OMC Foundation at 360-417-7144 or visit www.omhf.org.

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