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Duck Dash raises more than $170,000

July 30, 2013 · 3:16 PM
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From left, Arlington Rotary Duck A.J. Chase presented Kara Westerman with one of the $1,000 cash prizes, alongside Duck Dash sponsor Tom Lane and winning ticket seller Ron Love, at Haller Park on July 4. / Courtesy photo.

ARLINGTON — The Rotary Club of Arlington’s 25th annual Great Stilly Duck Dash raised more than $170,000 on July 4 at Haller Park. Tom Lane, representing the Duck Dash’s first-time $10,000 Platinum Sponsor Dwayne Lane’s, was on hand at Haller Park to congratulate the winners of the rubber duck race.

“Last year, the Duck Dash had a record-breaking year at $65,000,” Duck Dash Chair Cindy Huleatt said. “For the 25th anniversary of the Duck Dash, the Rotary Club of Arlington set an ambitious goal to keep its support of community organizations at the same level, while raising additional money to build a destination playground at Haller Park. Our fabulous local Duck Dash sponsors, and the community who generously bought tickets and donated to the ‘Friends of the Park,’ are the reason we were so successful.”

In partnership with the city of Arlington, the Rotary Club will provide funding and volunteer labor for a new playground at the soon-to-be renovated Haller Park. The city is planning to expand the park in 2014, to include renovated restrooms, a new play area, a larger park and more paved parking. The city has applied for grants to help with the remainder of the Haller Park project.

The Club is hoping to raise enough funds to include a water park feature at the playground. If you would like to donate to the “Friends of the Park,” please contact Linda Byrnes at 360-631-1411.

All funds raised from the sale of Duck Dash tickets are returned to the community to enhance the lives of kids, seniors and community members in Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington, as well as around the globe.

For more information, please visit www.rotaryclubofarlington.com.

 

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