O! What a Duck Race 08

Saturday July 26th - Today I photographed for the Omaha Food Bank, "O! what a Duck Race"
   event at the Heartland of America Park. This includes the Family Festival, The Duck Race, getting
   the winning duck, and duck removal.  Soon after the 10am start of the Festival, all 24,500
   Race Ducks were adopted. Later I learned the race raised $100,000 for the Omaha Food Bank.
 Events Info

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Festival in Park Before Race The Duck Race Winning Ducks Duck Removal

Family Festival in the Park11:00-1:15pm

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Food Bank van .... Info & souvenirs  @ 8th & Farnam ... & frozen Food Truck with Duck decals 
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Sponsor Info Quacky ... Million Dollars Check Lagoon Stage: The Confidentials Big Duck #1
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Grand Prize: Nissan Versa Family portrait Guitar Music  @... 
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... Quacker Backers Guarding the Race Ducks The Race Channel Teen Games: Hoops, knock them
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Young Kid Games: Plinko, Animal Wheel, Duck pond, Toss duck into a hole Lagoon Stage: The Whipkey Three
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Big Duck #1 & friends are listening KKAT 103.7 Even "Crop Hunger walk"  had a "duck" Ch 6 Dave Webber
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Baker's Ice cold
bottled Water
Casey, Omaha
 Royals Mascot
Buddy, The
Woodsmen Dog
ConAgra Food - Free fresh
Orvill Redenbacker's Gourmet Popcorn
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Before the Race: 1:15 - 1:30 pm

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Truck Ready Everyones line the shore or sit on the hill Tube Door Ready?
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The Great Duck Race 1:30 - 1:50 pm
Even with spray from a fireman hose pushing the ducks along, it still took 20 minutes for the
  24,500 ducks dumped into south end of the lagoon channel to reach the finishing line cone.

Duck Pours out
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Mixing them up!
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Get the Winning Duck: 1:50 - 2:00 pm
First 15 ducks were pulled from the tube. I learned later, Omaha Fraternal Order of Eagles, won the car.
  The “owner” of second through sixth-place ducks won $1,000 savings bonds.

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Funnel in Down the tube Pick one out One of the winning ducks in hand Winning Duck in box
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Rounding up the Ducks 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Food bank Staff & select volunteers had great fun rounding up and removing the ducks from the lagoon.

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One alone duck Still packing ducks All the duck are packed up    

O! What a Duck Race 08

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO

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