Gerringong Men’s Shed’s inaugural Duck Derby was well supported by the community and a large crowd was on hand to cheer their ducks to the finish line at Gerroa.
The ducks, which were registered to those who adopted them for the race, were launched from the footbridge at Crooked River.
The winner was Reece Masling, who collected $350 for first duck past the post, with the two runners up Denise Ottey and Brodie Miller received $100 and a voucher for dinner for two at the Mercure Gerringong Resort respectively.
The proceeds from the event will help to build the men’s much needed new shed.
“Due to the success of this event we are already busy organising for next year and hope to incorporate more races in our program and make this an annual event,” says Graham St Clair.
“All the members of the Men’s Shed would like to say thank you for the support of the Gerringong Lions Club and the local businesses who made the event possible – Gerringong Auto Bob Waite, First National Real Estate, Gerringong Pharmacy, Gerringong Medical Centre, Mercure Resort Gerringong, Trivium Restaurant and Gerringong Automotive.”