Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rubber Duck Race Coming Oct. 2

A rubber duck race event, known as Quacks for Backpacks, and a family carnival games, will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016 to benefit the "Bountiful Backpack" food program that furnishes needy children with weekend food. The fourth annual event will be held on the grounds of Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at part of Homestead's Fall Festival. Admission is free. The duck races are sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Anne Arundel County.
Proceeds will benefit the 7-year-old food program, that provides nourishing weekend food supplies to over 150 needy children in South Anne Arundel County during the school year. Food has been purchased, sorted, packed and distributed, with the cooperation of three elementary schools, Edgewater, Lothian, Shadyside, by a crew of volunteers and Rotary Club members. A fourth elementary school, Traceys, is being added this school year: The program fills a gap for children that benefit from nutritious meals at the schools on weekdays during the school year but need help with weekend meals.
In addition to rubber duck races, the Quacks for Backpacks event at Homestead Gardens will feature duck decoration, carnival games, such as duck cornhole and duck photo booth, and face painting. Delicious food and drink will be available.
To participate in the Rotary rubber duck races for a chance to win prizes, individuals may Adopt-a-Duck for $10 prior to the race via the Rotary's website and on Race Day at Homestead. The winners of the duck races will be awarded prizes. Complete event information/registration forms can be found at the same website.

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