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Ducks on sale for anual food closet race

by Rosemarie Middendorf

It is time to purchase your “Wucky Duck” for the eighth annual Wacky Waddlers Wiver Wace. The race is co-sponsored by the Carson Valley community Food Closet and Gardnerville Spa and Pool, who donate the rubber ducks.

The event will be held Sunday, June 11, at Lampe Park in Gardnerville in conjunction with Carson Valley Days. Races at the park will begin with post time at 1 p.m. for the business race, 1:30 p.m. for the club-organization race and 2 p.m. for the general race, open to all ages, according to Len Frueh, chairman.

To enter the “wace,” men, women and children should purchase their “Wucky Duck” for a donation of $5 each. Rubber ducks may be purchased at numerous churches, supermarkets, Stewart Title, 1650 Lucerne, Minden, and Gardnerville Spa and Pool, 1540 Highway 395 South, and during Carson Valley Days. Ducks may also be purchased at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.

Wacky Waddlers crossing the finish line first, second, third and last will receive gifts. A variety of gifts donated by various businesses and individuals will be dispersed to those winners, as well as those holding winning door prize tickets. One does not have to be present to race or to win.

The general wace ducks cost $5 each and business and club-organization ducks are a tax-deductible $50 per duck. You may purchase as many ducks as you choose.

The winners of the business and club-organizations will receive the perpetual trophy which they may display in their place of business or meetings until the race next year. They will also receive a medallion. Both will bear the name of the winning business or club-organization.

Proceeds from the Wacky Waddlers Wiver Wace will assist with the maintenance and operation of the food closet.

For information regarding the Wacky Waddlers Wiver Wace of the food closet, call Diane Malone, 782-3711 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.