What could be better than watching a stream of rubber ducks float down a lazy river on a cool, Southwest Montana late summer's evening?  Being able to win money on it, of course.  And better yet, helping out the Butte Parks and Trails Foundation through the work of our local Rotary Club.  The "Duck Derby" is coming Thursday, September 7.

Photo: montanarotary.org
Photo: montanarotary.org

So, how does this work?  Well, first you purchase your rubber duck.  $25 per duck or 5 for $100.  Then you set aside the evening of Thursday, September 7th aside (although you do not need to be present in order to win) and join other like-minded duck race enthusiasts at Ridge Waters Park inside of Stodden Park at 6pm.  It is then that the ducks will all be combined, humanely of course, and set loose on the lazy river at Ridge Waters where they will float towards the finish line.  The first duck across the finish line will take home a cool thousand dollars, second place gets $500 and third place wins $300.  All proceeds will go to the Butte Parks and Trails Foundation as well as local Rotary Club projects here in Butte and Southwest Montana.  The Butte Parks and Trails Foundation is behind such special events and projects here in town such as Lunch in the Park and the Montana Tech/Big Butte Trailhead Project.  If you would like to purchase a duck, you can do so right here.  If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Joe McBride with the Butte Rotary Club at (406) 498-6239 or email joebear.mcbride@gmail.com.

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