Special to Atmore News
The Atmore Memorial VFW Auxiliary to Post 7016 will host Quickest Quack on the Creek, a rubber duck race, on Saturday, August 25, at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with ‘Quack Off” at 11 a.m.
This is a new and exciting venture for the Auxiliary! The Auxiliary has rounded up some very ambitious ducks for the race. These ducks are in search of sponsors. They have been “practicing” for a couple of weeks now and are impatiently waiting to float the creek on the big day.
You can sponsor ducks by purchasing a wristband for $10 from any member of the Auxiliary. Wristbands will also be available at the Auxiliary’s Bake Sale on Saturday, July 28, at Walmart from 8 a.m. until noon.
Each wristband will sponsor three ducks and provide free admission to Magnolia Branch the day of the race. (Those without a wristband will be required to pay the regular $5 entrance fee at the gate.) You may sponsor additional ducks the day of the race; additional ducks are 2 for $5 or 5 for $10.
The race will be led by ducks representing the military; a prize will be given to the individual sponsoring the ducks that cross the finish line first ($100), second ($75), and third ($50), excluding the military ducks.
There will also be a drawing for “Quack” prizes donated by local businesses, tickets available day of the race and will be $1 or 6 for $5.
All funds raised will go into the Auxiliary’s general fund to assist veterans, their families, and program goals.
Contact (251) 359-0768 or atmorevfwaux@gmail for more information or to purchase a wristband.
See you at the creek!
About the VFW Auxiliary
The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and members are the relatives of those who have served in overseas combat. They have more than 475,000 members representing all 50 states who volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military service personnel, and their families.