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Duck Daze, Beer Fest draws out community

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2013

Vicki Hood


GUERNSEY-It began a number of years ago as just a brainstorm idea for a fundraiser for the Old Timers Association. After a few successful runs, the group was no longer viable and the great duck race became a good memory of something to do on a hot summer day.

But several years ago, the Economic Development Group was looking for a way to help fund some of their various events and related expenses and the duck race was revived. That was 2009 and every year since, the event dubbed “Duck Daze” has grown in popularity and participation. That success has led organizers to add even more events and this year was no exception as a beer tasting, dubbed a Beer Fest, was held from 1-5 p.m. in Gordon Davis Park.

Well received by those who attended, it was just part of a weekend of events that brought many area residents out into the late summer heat.

At 10:30 a.m. sharp, 1,000 little weighted and numbered plastic ducks went over the rail at the west river bridge and their corresponding ticket owners waited anxiously at the south river bridge to see if they were going to be the “lucky duck” and pick up some big prize money.

First place and top prize of $750 went to Jeff Switzer.

Second place and $500 went to Daphnie Taylor and Paul Martinez’s duck took third for a check in the amount of $250.

For the complete article see the 08-27-2013 issue.

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