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Fort Macleod’s duck race set for Sept. 26

Fort Macleod Lions Club and the Royal Purple have joined forces for the second annual duck race fund-raiser, which offers two $1,000 prizes.

The stage is set for the second annual rubber duck race.

The duck race gets under way at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 in the empty lot at the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street, next to The Macleod Gazette.

Fort Macleod Lions Club and the Royal Purple will award two $1,000 prizes for the first, and last duck to come out of a cement mixer provided by O’Sullivan Construction.

People are invited to watch the rubber ducks “swim” down the cement mixer chute.

Other prizes donated by local merchants will be awarded.

The Lions Club last year raised $4,000 after expenses with the first duck race held at Fort Macleod Midnight Stadium.

This year the Lions invited the Royal Purple to take part.

The Royal Purple has a supply of rubber ducks, which last year the Lions borrowed from another club up north.

Last year, the Lions sold 1,400 of the 2,000 available tickets to realize a profit of more than $4,000, which was put back into the community.

All the proceeds from the duck race will stay in Fort Macleod through projects run by the Lions Club and the Royal Purple.

The race was to take place in August but was delayed until September by the pandemic.

Tickets are $5 apiece and are available from Diane at Hansen Family Foods, Michelle at Fort Pharmacy and Steve at Top Shelf Liquor.

You can also get tickets from Angie O’Connor at 403-330-6851, Griff Griffith at 587-220-1470 or Heather Sopher at 403-715-2994.

You can also e-transfer payment to Michelle Harris at michharris55@gmail.com.

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