Wild Duck Derby at Art & Apples Festival

Wild Duck Derby Hosted by The Rochester Area Jaycees and Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby Township

The Rochester Area Jaycees and Kiwanis Club of Utica-Shelby Township will be hosting a special fundraiser to help fund both child-centered and community initiatives at this year’s Art and Apples Festival in Rochester. Additionally, a portion of the monies earned will also help support Paint Creek Center for the Arts. The festival takes place from September 9-11, at Rochester Municipal Park.

Wild Duck Derby

Wild Duck Derby

The Wild Duck Derby is a fundraiser that will allow individuals to purchase a rubber duck to race down Paint Creek on Sunday, September 11, in an attempt to win a prize. The top three prize baskets have been donated by local businesses and are worth $400-$600 in value. There are additional small prizes up for grabs as well. Individuals may purchase a rubber duck during the Art and Apples Festival at the Rochester Area Jaycees Wild Duck Derby booth – located across from the bridge from the duck pond (near the kids’ playground) – at the following times: Friday 9/9 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday 9/10 from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. or Sunday 9/11 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Rubber ducks are $5 apiece or five ducks for $20. The Wild Duck Derby will take place at approximately 2p on Sunday 9/11, when all the ducks are released into Paint Creek at the bridge behind the pavilion located near the restrooms.

The Rochester Area Jaycees is a local chapter of the Michigan Jaycees which represents more than 1,500 young professionals, ages 21-40, in more than 25 chapters across the state Chapters develop and create community events, provide professional and personal trainings to members and help build today’s leaders.

For more detailed information about the Jaycees or this event, please visit the website at www.rochesterareajaycees.org or email info@rajc.org, or call us at 248.652.7777. Also, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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