Kennewick man wins car in Duck Race

By the Tri-City HeraldOctober 9, 2012 

A new Toyota Camry LE soon will be sitting in Tom Duzan's driveway in Kennewick, thanks to a swiftly bobbing rubber ducky.

Duzan took the top prize in the Mid-Columbia Duck Race on Saturday in Columbia Park.

"We usually have 40,000 ducks, but we upped it this year and had 42,000," said Tracy Sunday of the Columbia Center Rotary.

The 24th annual race raised about $200,000, which will be split among the six Rotary clubs in the Tri-Cities.

"They each get a percentage based on the number of tickets their members sold," Sunday said. "The clubs each choose which charities they want to donate the money to, usually it goes to local nonprofits."

For a $5 investment in a yellow duck, about 50 entrants won prizes ranging from a kitchen appliance makeover to a 90-minute scenic flight.

The Mid-Columbia Duck Race is the major fundraiser for Tri-City Rotary Clubs. For a complete list of winners, go to tricityherald.com.

The winners of the top Duck Race prizes were:

w Groth Family Inc., Whirlpool kitchen package from Garrison's Home Appliance Center, $3,000.

w Holzer Farms, $2,000 gift certificate from Sun Solutions.

w Liebe-Thompson, First Alert Professional Alarm system certificate from Moon Security Services, $1,000.

w Larry and Patty Braaten, a Pear Brio quartz necklace from Ben Bridge Jewelers, $999.

w Bruce Westerbey, two season tickets from the Tri-City Americans, $998.

w Calvin Dudney, reverse osmosis water purification system from Culligan Water, $900.

w Dave Retter, Kathy Roueche and Brad Beus, unlimited car washes for a year from Autobahn Autocare Center, $800.

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