The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to join in fun at this year’s Ducky Derby. Hafen Park Pond is again the location of this year’s race on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The fun starts at 10 a.m. with family fun events, and don’t forget to come and meet the newest member of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, “Derby the Duck.” The day continues with the judging of the “Duck Around Town” entries at 10:30 a.m. (contact the Chamber for details on how to enter). The rubber duckies will be all warmed up and ready to take the plunge at 11 a.m. with the help of fans quacking and cheering them on. The slow but suspenseful race is fun for all. To finish it all off, don’t forget the “Pluck-A-Duck” after the race for prizes. Families and individuals are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day.
To participate, anyone can sponsor a duck to be in the Derby for $5 each or six duckies for $25.
The first three rubber duckies that cross the finish line wins $250 for first prize, $150 for second prize and $100 for third prize. There are no limits to the amount of ducks sponsored by one person.
Sponsors do not need to be present to win. Sponsors will be given a numbered ticket and the corresponding number will be on each highly trained rubber ducky for race day. Only those duckies that have a ticket sponsor will be allowed to race in the Derby. This is not only fun, but is a fundraising event for the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce.
The Duck Around Town contest is a time to get creative and have fun creating your own Duck for the event. All are invited to enter, and may do so by picking up an entry form at the Chamber of Commerce and sign-up your Duck up by April 1st. It is only $10 to enter and the Judges will pick three ducky creations for prizes of Best Overall, Most Creative and Most Humorous.
For more information about the Ducky Derby, please contact the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce at (702)346-2902 or email