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Arlington Festival Duck Dash

In spite of a town-wide power outage that afternoon, the Rotary Club of Arlington was able to put on its 21st annual Great Stilly Duck Dash with only a slight delay, not long after 7:30 p.m.

Duane Rhodes, of the Arlington Rotary, explained that the Duck Dash is the Rotary’s primary fundraiser for its programs on behalf of young people and seniors, ranging from Camp Fire, the Boy Scouts, Kids Kloset and local high school scholarships to the Stillaguamish Senior Center and the Arlington Food Bank.

Rhodes estimated that between 12,000-14,000 yellow rubber ducks made their way down the Stillaguamish River, from Lincoln Bridge to Haller Park.

The prizes included $5,000 for the first finisher, $2,000 for the second, $1,000 for the third, and the fourth through 10th-place winners each received a $50 gift certificate to a local Arlington business.

Rhodes estimated that the Duck Dash would net between $42,000-$50,000, and praised the Arlington Fourth of July Festival as a whole.

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