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Duck Dash winner is the same as last year
ARLINGTON The winners of the Great Stilly Duck Dash were announced at 8 p.m., just 15 minutes after the arrival of the ducks in an amazing feat of modern technology managed by the official Trailer Trash crew including Kathy McCone and Ken Childress.
New this year, it was the SeaFair Pirates who released the cannon for the duck race raffle that included 11,031 rubber duckies racing down the Stillaguamish River South Fork from the Lincoln Bridge down to Haller Park.
The winners are, first place, D. Barrett; second place, John Ericksen; third place, Terry Layman; fourth place, Patty Olson; fifth place, Sid Logan; sixth place, Snohomish County PUD in Arlington; seventh place, Lisa Rawley; eighth place, Linda Follett; ninth place, Samona DeVries and tenth place Wayne Morrison.
Total proceeds arent calculated yet, said Duck Dash coordinator Karri Hansen, who is also president-elect of the Rotary Club of Arlington, presenters of the 19th annual Great Stilly Duck Dash, which provides funds for many community projects for youth and seniors and others as well. This year the Rotary Club helped fund the new Disc Golf Course at Twin Rivers Park and the Winter Concert Series for the performing arts center.
The event is coordinated by a huge team of Rotary Club members supported by an extensive list of financial sponsors.
Along with Duck Dash coordinator Hansen and Rotary president Kerry Munnich, who reigned over the fun, organizers include Rotary vice president Kurt McVay, coordinator of the activities in Haller Park, including the karaoke contest by Variety House in the morning and the afternoon and evening performances by Becky Foster and the A-Band.
The boom committee chairperson was Alan Erickson and emcee was Dale Duskin.
Financial sponsors include $5,000 from North County Bank for the grand prize, $2,000 from Dr. Jeff Cartwrights Advanced Orthopaedic Institute for the second prize and $1,000 from Bayliner, U.S. Marine and Meridian for the third-place prize.
Corporate sponsors were Minaker Architecture, Mathew J. Maynard DDS, Penway Printing, Wellers Restaurant and Nelson Petroleum and Dave LeMaster, a.k.a Beaver, of Smokey Point Concrete, not a Rotary member, donated its front loaders and time at no cost.
The Duck Dash and all of the Fourth of July events are truly community driven, and the events benefit Arlingtons youth and the entire community.