The Mesquite Chamber of Commerce is getting things lined up for their annual Ducky Derby held at Hafen Park and Pond on Saturday, March 26 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ducks are available for sponsorship for just $5 each or buy six for $25.
Sponsored ducks will be lined up in the pond for racing at 11 a.m. Cash prizes for the winners include first place at $250, second at $150 and third place for $100.
The past two years were especially lucky for Councilman Rich Green who happened to have the winning ducks both years. “It’s all about the training,” he told the MLN.
This year will be adding an additional feature called the Duck Around Town Race, where businesses dress up their ducks and race them after the official derby race. Other awards will be distributed after the conclusion of the races. In past years, these prizes were gift baskets and items donated by businesses and other contributors.
The public is invited to bring blankets and picnic items to enjoy the event. There will also be several booths set up from local non-profits and businesses as well as family games for the kids.
For more information or to volunteer to help, contact the chamber at 702-346-2905.