NEF prepares for annual Duck Fest, Rubber Duck Race
Posted on 5/20/2016 8:12:00 AM.
 
(Seguin) -- Thanks to the rain, the race to the finish line should be a bit more swifter for those rubber ducks looking to land a prize for their adopted owner. The rubber duck race is the featured event of this year's annual Navarro Education Foundation Duck Fest at Walnut Springs Park. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
 
NEF President Dee Dee Jones says thousands of numbered rubber ducks will be dropped into Walnut Creek. She says the first 30 lucky ducks to cross the finish line will win a number of great prizes.
 
"We have a $400 Kitchen Aid Mixer donated by GVEC and we have a lot of gift cards. We have a $250 gift card from an orthodontist specialist. We've got gift card to the Gruene River Hotel and Retreat in Gruene. We've got an Otter Box donation, a $90 case from them; Vera Bradley, lots of restaurant cards like Chipotle and Chop House and Chicken Express, Clear Springs, Chili's, Olive Garden, lots of places to eat out. We've got some movie gift cards, a stadium chair and a Gift & Gourmet gift certificate donated by Gift & Gourmet. So lots and lots of prizes," said Jones.
 
Jones says Duck Fest is the foundation’s primary fundraiser which also includes games for kids,  food, and live entertainment featuring the Navarro Jazz Band.
 
An added feature this year will be the first ever Navarro High School Duck Fest Tug-of-War. Check-in for teams is 11 a.m. Rubber ducks are $5 each. A limited number will still be available for the race Saturday morning. The rubber duck race gets underway at 12:30 p.m.
Navarro Education Foundation




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