Editor Note: The White Cloud Rotary is a splendid group of folks who congregate weekly and perform a number of projects to benefit the community. I have had the honor of speaking there a few times, generally rambling on a variety of subjects while trying to stay somewhat on topic.
During the recent Trail Town celebration the Rotary held a (rubber) duck race with a slew of the little yellow floaters taking to the White River in competition for the cash prizes being offered up.
Admittedly I was a little hurt, a bit dismayed and even perhaps a little piqued that not one of my brood (four little darlings named Huey Dewey Louie and Howard) finished in the money. I had expected more out of them, but, hey, I also expected more out of the Tigers this season and got what? A wretched season of despair drudgery, and downright dreadful baseball that led to a dismantling and destruction of a recently successful team right?
But I digress.
Rotarian (and Newaygo County Treasurer) Holly Moon has kindly provided us with the following recap of the event along with the official, albeit a bit personally disappointing, results.
The 1st Annual White Cloud Rotary Duck Race was run during White Cloud’s Trail Town event at WC Rotary Park, and it was a great race! The ducks were bunched up a bit coming out of the tub, but quickly spread out. There were a few hang ups along the banks and a bit of bumping down the stretch, but the leaders were "bill to bill" at the finish line. A big "Thank You" to Chairpersons Julia Bird and Chris Wren as well as all the Duck Wranglers!
2017 Winner’s Circle
1st Place Duck – Owen VanderStelt - $500
2nd Place Duck – Grace Jacobs - $250
3rd Place Duck – Mark Guzniczak - $150
4th Place Duck – Jessica Pieri - $50
5th Place Duck – Patti Guzniczak - $25
6th Place Duck – Jennifer Fry - $25
If you missed the White Cloud Rotary Duck Race this year, mark your calendars for next year's Trail Town event.
The ducks will return!