Rotarians Honor Duck Race Contributors

EUGENE, Ore. — Great Rotary Duck Race organizers celebrated a job well done Tuesday. Hundreds of Rotarians gathered to recognize and award top ticket sellers and volunteers. In all, more than $341,000 was raised to help six local nonprofits fight child abuse and neglect in Lane County. More than 68,000 ducks were sold. Dale Hartley … Continue reading »

Duck Race Winner Donates Prize

EUGENE, Ore. — A necklace, originally a prize from the Great Rotary Duck Race, is now helping out another cause. Georgia Layton was one of the lucky ducks, walking away with a jewelry set worth $5,000. Layton says she doesn’t wear a lot of jewelry and works in a pre-school classroom all day. So now … Continue reading »

Duck Race Winner Accepts New Truck

EUGENE, Ore. — Winners of the Great Rotary Duck Races are being announced, including the winner of a new truck. After much anticipation, Sue Harper got to pick up her Chevy Silverado from Kendall Chevrolet Tuesday afternoon. Harper says she bought two ducks from a friend at the last minute, and she didn’t really think … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Duck Race Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday afternoon, tens of thousands of rubber ducks will race down the Willamette River as part of the annual Great Rotary Duck Race, and lots of preparation will be done hours before the ducks are released. “We’ll be here at 7 o’clock setting up the tents. The Airport Rotary Club donates their … Continue reading »

Duck Race to Benefit Looking Glass

EUGENE, Ore. — If you could give one dollar and get four dollars value in return, would you? You probably would, and that’s why it’s critical that local nonprofit Looking Glass get every dollar or duck that it can. The youth and family service provider is one of six nonprofits receiving funding from the upcoming … Continue reading »

Man Buys $125 of Rotary Duck Tickets

EUGENE, Ore. — Convinced he would be forced to spend a big chunk of change to get his car running smooth again, a Sweet Home man found out mechanics couldn’t find anything wrong with it. Robert Johnson says a few weeks ago his car started acting funny, so he took it over to Kendall Auto … Continue reading »