Dan Wilder picks a duck during the 31st annual Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby on Sunday at Lincoln Park. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Dan Wilder picks a duck during the 31st annual Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby on Sunday at Lincoln Park. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Lucky duck: Sequim man wins car in annual derby

More than $90,000 raised for Olympic Medical Center Foundation

PORT ANGELES — Ed Ebling of Sequim had the lucky duck. His was the 40th plucked out of the back of several pickup trucks Sunday afternoon during the 31st annual Duck Derby, and it was the winner of the 2020 Toyota Yaris donated as the grand prize by Dan Wilder Toyota.

The event, which took place in the staging area at the BMX track at Lincoln Park, raised more than $90,000 for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation.

Wilder and Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict selected the winners out of the 20,649 ducks that were sold, said Bruce Skinner, executive director of the foundation.

As the event was broadcast live through the foundation’s Facebook page, Ebling, the manager at the Sequim Health and Rehabilitation Center, had only a few words of surprise over the phone: “Absolutely amazing.”

Instead of a race at the Lincoln Park pond, Wilder and Benedict plucked ducks from a row of eight Toyota trucks. With 40 total prizes, they started at the bottom and worked their way up to No. 1, which Wilder drew from the back end of the truck in the farthest corner.

Prizes ranged from $50 gift certificates to Peninsula-area restaurants and businesses and cash drawings at 7 Cedars Casino.

Green Crow Corporation of Port Angeles won the second-place prize, $1,000 in cash at 7 Cedars Casino, and Steve Methner of Port Angeles won the third-place prize, up to a five-night stay at the Inn at Otter Crest on the Oregon Coast.

The following is a list of winners:

Main Race

1. Ed Ebling of Sequim, Wilder 2020 Toyota Yaris

2. Green Crow Corporation of Port Angeles, $1,000 in cash, 7 Cedars Casino

3. Steve Methner of Port Angeles, up to five night stay at the Inn at Otter Crest on the Oregon Coast

4. Lorraine Cannon, 4 cases of Bedford’s Local Sodas, Ed Bedford, $200 value

5. Sandy Slaten, $100 in cash, 7 Cedars Casino

6. Bob Lovell of Port Angeles, $100 gift certificate, Safeway

7. Joanne Vickery, $100 gift certificate, Saar’s Super Saver Foods, Port Angeles

8. Jennifer Zaccardo of Port Angeles, $100 gift certificate, Bella Italia Restaurant, Port Angeles

9. Laurie Szczepycynski of Port Angeles, $100 gift certificate, LD’s Woodfire Grill, Port Angeles

10. Renee Borde of Port Angeles, $100 gift certificate, Baskin and Robbins, Port Angeles

11. Jennifer Ciarlo of Port Angeles, $100 gift certificate, Applebee’s, Sequim

12. Ralph Parker, $100 in gasoline, Lovell’s Roadrunner ‘76

13. Advantage Escrow, $100 gift certificate, Amazon

14. Robin Reese of Sequim, $100 gift certificate, Double Eagle or Stymie’s Bar & Grill

15. Scott Erlwein of Port Angeles, $100 gift certificate, Starbucks

16. Olympic Peninsula Title of Port Angeles, $100 gift certificate, JCPenney, Sequim

17. Dr. Dirk and Kelly Gouge of Port Angeles, $30 gift certificate, pedicure and manicure with Larie Rinehart, Imagine Salon & Gifts, Port Angeles

18. Judy Bartholomew, $100 gift certificate, Next Door Gastropub, Port Angeles

19. Michael Warren of Sequim, $100 in cash, 7 Cedars Casino

20. Ralph Ellsworth of Port Angeles, $100 in cash, 7 Cedars Casino

21. Lisa Thomsen of Port Angeles, $100 in cash, 7 Cedars Casino

22. Andy Callis of Sequim, $100 in cash, 7 Cedars Casino

23. Ralston family of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, Over the Fence, Sequim

24. Lilia Lacy of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, Swain’s General Store, Port Angeles

25. Pamela Burch of Sequim, $50 gift certificate, Fiesta Jalisco, Port Angeles

26. Kathi Pressley of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, Little Devil’s Lunchbox, Port Angeles

27. Steve and Jennifer Burkhardt of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, Over the Fence, Sequim

28. Julie Hatch of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, Over the Fence, Sequim

29. Pat Heeves, $50 gift certificate, Home Depot, Sequim

30. Angeles Collision Repair of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, AutoZone, Port Angeles

31. Ron Dearinger of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, Black Bear Diner, Sequim

32. Bobby Beeman of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, Next Door Gastropub, Port Angeles

33. Paul Manzer of Bellevue, $50 gift certificate, Jose’s Famous Salsa House, Sequim

34. Tom Baermann of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, A1 Auto, Sequim

35. Jesse Parris of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, That Takes The Cake, Sequim

36. Caralee Rupperecht of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, That Takes The Cake, Sequim

37. Ryan Rudd of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, The Oak Table, Sequim

38. Cathy Karapostoles, $50 gift certificate, Sergio’s Hacienda & Cantina

39. Darryl Wolfe and Shelley Turner of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, La Belle Creperie

40. Angeles Pest of Port Angeles, $50 gift certificate, The Oak Table, Sequim

Very Important Duck (VID)

1. R&L Sweeney, $600

2. Laurel Dental Clinic, $300

3. Wolfley Law, $150

Total ducks sold: 20,649

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