Join the Duck Derby at any PDN office

The Peninsula Daily News’ three North Olympic Peninsula offices — including the one in Port Townsend-Jefferson County — have been set up as locations to purchase tickets for the 16th Great Olympic Duck Derby.

The race of thousands of yellow rubber ducks will be held May 22 at the Nippon Paper Industries USA canal at the base of Ediz Hook in Port Angeles.

Sixty-four prizes worth more than $25,000 will be determined by which numbered rubber ducks floating up the canal on the incoming tide reach the finish line first.

The grand prize, a new pickup truck donated by Wilder Toyota, goes to the person owning the first-place duck.

In addition to the truck, racers can win cash prizes sponsored by 7 Cedars Casino, gift certificates, a Seattle Mariners getaway and dozens of other prizes from local contributors.

The ducks cost $5 each, or $25 for either six ducks in the race, or five race ducks and a rubber duck to take home. Proceeds benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation and Sequim Rotary Club.

The ducks are numbered, and buyers are given a ticket with matching number. All of the numbered ducks will be dumped into the canal on race day, and each duck is tagged on crossing the finish line.

In addition to the race-day prizes, every duck also comes with more than $20 worth of coupons for values donated by Olympic Peninsula businesses.

Tickets are available at Peninsula Daily News offices at:

* Port Angeles: 305 W. First St.

* Sequim: 510 W. Washington St.

* Port Townsend: 1939 E. Sims Way.

For further PDN ticket information, contact Bonnie Meehan at 360-417-3501.

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