Lucky Duck plans his swim.
Every Fourth of July, the Kirkland Rotary Club puts on their annual Duck Dash. This year, Lucky Duck and his friends are angling to compete against the other 12,000 rubber duckies in the big race on Lake Washington.
But I don’t think Lucky Duck and his friends can compete. The race is highly organized. Highly. In looking at the flock from last year, I imagine that only the 12,000 sunglass sporting, yellow duckies are allowed in:
In advance of the race, which is happening at 3:00 at the Kirkland Marina (not far from Milagro Cantina), you can buy a duck for 5 bucks. Each duck has a number tagged to the bottom of it, and if your duck crosses the finish line first, you’ll win $5,000 this year.
Think of what you could buy with 5,000 bucks… well, probably 5,000 ducks! Or, Designer duds at Goodwill, a third of the Royal Wedding PEZ dispensers, a little somethin somethin by Badgley Mischka, a Black Ink YSL eye pencil – or try your hand at Nordstrom Rack and see what high end fashion you can score for about $80.00.
On the other hand, it might be nice to give some of it back if you win, all in the name of charity. The annual Kirkland Duck Dash is singlehandedly the Rotary Club’s most profitable fundraiser. And all the money raised goes right back to the community.
To adopt a duck at this year’s dash, look for Rotary Club members and the Lake Washington High School Drill Team at the following locations: the Kirkland Wednesday Market happening tomorrow; the Juanita Friday Market; and at the Parkplace QFC on the weekend.
Adopt a ducky of your own, and like Lucky Duck on Facebook!