Miller's Duck Wins Race

Catchers wait to grab the ducks as they float downstream. (Photo by Pat Bllair)
Catchers wait to grab the ducks as they float downstream. (Photo by Pat Bllair)

Duck 1027, bought by Christine Miller, swam home with first place – a prize of $500 – in Friday afternoon's duck races in Kendrick Park.

Second place, and $200, went to Pete Tarver, and third place, and $100, was won by Cody Dahlen.

The races for the past two years have been a joint effort of Sheridan's Kiwanis Club and the local chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization, also known as the PEO. Wendy Gale, who's a PEO sister, said the PEO is an international organization of women whose primary focus is to rase money to help support women with their education.

Another PEO sister, Veronica Zuver, said more than 1,600 duck tickets were sold this year.

She said Kiwanis and the PEO are shooting to sell 2,000 tickets next year, which means they'll need to buy another 250 ducks. The ticket-holder whose duck comes in last in the race gets a free duck in next year's event.

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Spectators line the banks of the creek to watch the ducks float in. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Spectators line the banks of the creek to watch the ducks float in. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A flotilla of rubber ducks. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A flotilla of rubber ducks. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another shot of the duck-catchers. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Another shot of the duck-catchers. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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