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Mark your calendars — it’s ducky time!

January 23, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

To the editor:

The ducks are treading water getting ready for the "Great Calusa Rubber Duck Race" Saturday, March 2, in Monroe Canal behind Woody's Waterside Pub in St. James City.

Festivities will start at noon and continue all afternoon with music, games, raffles, and auctions. At around 4 p.m., 3,000 numbered rubber ducks will race down the canal to the finish line. The first duck to cross the line will win the grand prize: a full-day offshore guided fishing trip for four people (value $1,000). The next 19 ducks to cross the finish line will win an assortment of great prizes of artwork, gift certificates, and other interesting items valued at over $100.

As always, there will be both silent and live auctions conducted throughout the afternoon. Some examples of the items to be auctioned are: wood carvings, paintings, fused glasswork, pottery and much more. So, bring your cash, checkbook or credit card to make your treasured bids and purchases!

Duck tickets are $5 each and we expect to sell out. Don't wait for race day, get your tickets now! Tickets are on sale at Woody's, from Char Manusos, and various locations around the island watch for the Calusa Land Trust Duck sales persons.

All proceeds from the race will go to the Calusa Land Trust of Pine Island to continue their programs of purchasing and maintaining environmentally sensitive land in the greater Pine Island area.

For tickets, call Char Manusos at 282-9456.

For information, call Ken Pleat at (615) 562-0052 or Pink Wesorick at 283-7249.

Ron Wesorick

St. James City



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