September 24, 2009

Rotary Duck Derby to Race at Edís Used Machinery

A little man-made current will help the Scotland County Rotary Club handout plenty of currency on Sunday, September 27th.

The Rubber Duck Derby will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Edís Used Machinery just outside the west city limits of Memphis.

The farm implement dealer has graciously agreed to host the race in a series of surge basins located at the site. The Rotary Club will generate a current from one basin to the next using a water pump.

The rubber duck entrants will race toward the finish line, riding the current to determine the three lucky winners. The owner of the first place finishing duck will take home $500. The second place duck will earn $300 with third place paying $100.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Rotary Club, the Scotland County girls basketball program and the Scotland County and Memphis fire departments.

Tickets are on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased from any Rotarian, members of the Lady Tigers and the fire department and also are available at the Memphis Democrat and Rose Hardware.

The public is invited to attend the race event but the winning ticket holders do not have to be present to claim their prize.

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