The 15th Annual Big Laramie Duck Race is rapidly approaching, and Rotarians have been feverishly preparing for the big day.
During the last week, Rotarians have been counting and sorting the flock of 2,500 ducks to make sure all are present and accounted for and to make sure that all ducks are able-bodied.
Chief Duck-wrangler, Murray Schroeder said “It’s important to make sure we have a duck for each ticket sold. During the counting and sorting, ducks are also inspected for sea-worthiness. This year, we found three ducks ‘missing in action’ and one that wouldn’t float, so replacements have been enlisted.
The Big Laramie Duck Race will kick off on July 20th at 9:00am with a free pancake breakfast for all attendees (no ticket required) and music provided by John Will. Bounce houses will be available to keep the younger folks entertained. Ducks will start paddling with the current at 10:00 am and winners will be announced shortly after the ducks have been wrangled from the water. Top prize is $2500 and tickets are available for $10 from any Rotarian or online at https://www.laramierotaryclub.org/.
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in themselves.
Steven L. Morgan, Director
Pictured: John & Joyce Vandel quietly sort 400 ducks at a time with the assistance of Bill Biles.