Duck race, chili cook-off spice up Rotary’s efforts

Hundreds of rubber duckies got a swim in the surf last weekend when a crowd of more than 200 gathered for the Del Mar Rotary’s first ever Chili & Quacker’s Challenge at Powerhouse Park.

The ducks were released at 4:30 p.m., racing for a spot in the first 10 to make it back to shore. The owners of the lucky ducks won prizes, including a new high-definition television, Netbook computer and a Wii game set. The ducks were up for “adoption” for $10 each.

The Chili Cook-Off featured restaurant and individual divisions. Judges were on hand to choose the winners, and attendees voted for the “People’s Choice” winner.

Rotarians Sharyn Daly and Val Myers Matthews co-chaired the event. They reported that $10,000 was raised for local charities with 1,231 surfing ducks and 30 duck prizes, many donated by local restaurants and shops.

There was plenty to do for the children, too. Dan McLellan walked on stilts and tied balloons to entertain them and they could get their faces painted by Torrey Pines High School student Kylie McGlynn from the Rotary’s Interact Club.

The Rotary has already announced next year’s challenge date: Oct. 9, 2010.

Duck Derby winners
- Jessica Austin
- Randy Strause
- Diane and Bill Harp
- Alan Galgut
- Lynne Bath
- Francis and Marilyn Keppel
- Ellen Glynn

Chili Cook-off winners
- Best overall individual: Karen and Greg Hanson
- Best overall restaurant: Randy Gruber
- People’s choice winner: Di Holker

Related posts:

  1. Rotary whackers over Chili & Quackers
  2. Rotary’s Chili and Quackers Challenge scheduled for Oct. 24
  3. Track readies for marquee race
  4. Philanthropy Spotlight: Del Mar Rotary Club
  5. Richard’s Kid wins $1 million race by a neck

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=3377

Posted by on Oct 29, 2009. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]