Dam Ducky Derby Saturday August 1st
The 6th Annual Dam Ducky Derby sponsored by Evergreen Downtown Business Association is Saturday August 1st from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. in downtown Evergreen. Fun games and activities, face painting and bouncy tent will be provided by area businesses and organizations. The popular Evergreen group, Frangelo, will provide live music and Balloon artist "Dornob" will be at Evergreen Mountain Village. T-shirts and other ducky merchandise will be for sale on site.
The DUCK DROP at the Dam is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. where Ellen O'Conner, Executive Director of Evergreen Parks and Recreation District, will officiate the Duck Drop from the Evergreen Fire Department tower truck stationed near the newly installed connector trail. Approximately 4,000 ducks will float through downtown along Bear Creek to the finish line at Highland Haven Creekside Inn. $3,000 in cash prizes plus additional merchant prizes will be awarded. Official Race Judges at the Finish Line are Harry Banek of Sattva Massage and Dr. Steve Bearden of Bearden Family Chiropractic.
Ducks can still be purchased on-line at the damduckyderby.com website, or downtown at Seasonally Yours and Evergreen Crafters. Ducks can be purchased on the day of the Derby downtown and at Cactus Jack’s from 10:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m. in the Downtown parking lot where prizes will be awarded by Evergreen Rodeo Royalty. Winners do not need to be present to claim their prize.
Parking is available with shuttle bus service at Church of the Hills on Buffalo Park Road (across from the Evergreen Library), Hiwan Museum (RTD lot on Meadow Drive), and the RTD lot near Christ the King church (Hwy 74 near Dedisse Park). Three shuttle buses operated by the Evergreen Senior Resource Center means fewer stops and shorter wait times. Handicapped parking will be reserved and available in the downtown parking lot near the festivities.
"Evergreen Fire Rescue hopes everyone will enjoy the Dam Duck Derby. We are asking the public to please keep your family and pets away from the waters’ edge and do not attempt to enter the water. Bear Creek is still running swiftly, contains many hazards hidden under the water and is extremely cold. Please help us ensure that the Dam Duck Derby is a successful and safe event," cautions Fire Chief Mike Wegee .
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