Duck Derby returns

Local children set the ducks on their way

Local children set the ducks on their way

Ducklings

Ducklings

Following its successful launch last year, the Gerringong Men’s Shed has made its Duck Derby an annual event.

The Derby is a fund raiser for completing the blokes’ new shed. The way it works is that people buy a cute rubber duck for $5, but instead of taking it home it gets registered to them for when it competes in a race on Crooked River. You don’t have to be there to win a prize, but you’ll have fun if you come along.

The ducks will be launched in a series of races from the footbridge at Gerroa by a band of eager helpers. Everyone who buys a duck has the chance to win one of the prizes. It is a great spectator sport for the holiday season, with the obligatory bbq on hand. There will even be a prize The best-dressed Duckling on the day (children only). The Mens’ Shed want to thank Ray White Real Estate Gerringong for sponsoring the Derby race this year.

Details: Thurs 5 January, 11am – Noon. Ducks available on the day or beforehand at a stall outside Gerringong IGA in the lead up to the race.

 

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