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24th A&nnual Rotary Ducky Derby Farmers Market
Sunday, August 23
The 24th Annual Rotary Ducky Derby and Street Festival, which was cancelled in June because of the covid-19 crisis, is now scheduled for Sunday, August 23 in Castle Rock.
This year local Rotary clubs and the Festival Farmers’ Market are teaming up to bring new features to the event.
The event begins at 8 a.m. at Festival Park in downtown Castle Rock. The Farmers’ Market will have a carefully curated assortment of local handcrafted foods, arts and crafts by local vendors. Rotary clubs will have entertainment for the kids including face painting, a bouncy castle, carnival games and more. Rotary also will be selling tickets to the Ducky Derby which will happen about 1 p.m. when Rotary will launch about
10,000 duckies into East Plum Creek.
Each ducky will have a number that matches a ticket sold. The top few duckies to  nish at the head of the pack
will win cash for the ticket holder.
The Ducky Derby is the largest fundraiser of the year for the clubs. Funds earned at the event are distributed to
local charities. This year the primary bene ciary will be Wellspring Communities, a non-pro t in Castle Rock that gives special needs adults a place to work and hone their skills.
Other charities will be the Hope & Help Center, Castle Rock Senior Center, The Crisis Center, Douglas Land Con- servancy and others. Rotary also funds student scholarships, youth leadership training and Boy Scouts of America projects.
The event is free but to enter the Ducky Derby, people must buy numbered tickets which will match a number af-  xed to the bottom of a ducky. The highest  nisher will have a chance to win from Medved a new car in a lottery-style drawing. If that prize is not won, the  rst 10 winning ticket holders will win cash,
 rst prize being $2,000, second $750, third $250, fourth $100 and six $50 prizes.
Tickets for the Ducky Derby can be purchased online at, or from any Rotarian. Tickets also will be sold outside of Castle Rock King Soopers store on most weekends and Sundays at the Farmers’ Market. Tickets cost $5 a piece or  ve tickets for $20. Ticket holders need not be present to win. All winners will be listed on the Rotary website.
For more information, go to
Major sponsors of the event are: Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus, Medved Castle Rock
Autoplex, Paul and Jean Dassel, Olinger Mortuaries and Cemeteries and Ent credit union.
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A family-fun event!

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