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Buffalo Rotary holding 'quazyiest' race ever


Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is holding its third annual "Duck Derby" on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Canalside. Feathered festivities commence at 11:30 a.m.; race time is 2 p.m.
Available for a $5 donation, the highly trained rubber ducks will launch from The Blue Line Bridge at Canalside. Family activities will include face painting; local food trucks will be on hand as well. And, of course, they can cheer on their little quacker, racing for the finish line.
Ducks can be adopted in advance of the "Duck Derby" at www.buffaloduckderby.com. They will also be available on race day. Those who adopt ducks will be eligible for three race prizes: $250 for first place, $125 for second place and $75 for third place. One need not be present to win.
Proceeds will benefit the Rotary Reads Kids Club, which will provide a whole new life to nine neighborhood public libraries located in the City of Buffalo, including the downtown Central Library, Crane Branch Library, Dudley Branch, East Clinton Branch, East Delavan Branch, Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Branch, Niagara Branch, North Park Branch and the Riverside Branch Library. The Rotary Reads Kids Club area of the libraries will encourage reading, discovery and curiosity in children, supplementing the school experience in Buffalo's key neighborhoods. Not only will the Kids Club promote lifelong reading and learning, it will also be a warm, welcoming and safe place for children and families to read, discover and explore together.
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is made up of dedicated neighbors, community and business leaders committed to making Western New York a better place to live. Since 1989, the club has awarded grants totaling more than $1.9 million to Western New York nonprofit organizations.

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