Camas, WA — When the 2018 Ducky Derby kicks off this Sunday at noon, as part of the Camas Days celebration, it’s likely tickets for the event will sell out early, said John Tennant, of the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club.

Rotarians are close to selling out the allotted 5,000 tickets for the derby, which cost $5 apiece.

“This is the annual fundraiser for the local Rotary Club, which goes to all the projects we support,” said Tennant. “The money we raise supports scholarships, Young Men/Women in Action, High School robotics, polio, food drives, and provides essential money to be able to function.”

When people purchase tickets, they’re given a ticket stub receipt, and the main ticket is attached to each of the 5,000 rubber ducks. Rotarians recently hosted a tagging party, attaching the tickets to each duck.


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Ducks in the Washougal River.

The race begins on the Third Avenue Bridge in Camas, when a front-loader donated by Nutter Corporation tips its bucket and unloads over 5,000 plastic ducks into the water below. From there, the current takes over and the ducks dash to the finish line. The fastest ducks down the river will win prizes for those who’ve adopted them.  The entire community is invited to come to see the Ducky Derby Race. The grand prize is a one week condo stay in Hawaii, donated by Riverview Bank (7 nights plus $1,000 towards airfare). Many other prizes will be awarded.

You can still buy tickets through Sunday, and the CW Rotary Club will have a booth at Camas Days. It’s likely the tickets will sell out half way through Camas Days. Each ticket is sold person-to-person.

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