The Emmetsburg Lions Club conducted its annual Lucky Ducky race on Friday, Aug. 22, sending 75 ducks down the Des Moines River.
The ducks were freed at 1:10 p.m.,at the Rendering Works bridge and with an escort from Kirk Haack and Kyle Auten in kayaks and Tony Elbert and Shawn Handeland in a skiff, the ducks began their trip down the river.
At the end of 1:37 minutes, Duck number 68 found his way under the Burns Bridge first, to be followed by Duck 77 and Duck 11.
RESCUE?CREW - Emmetsburg Lions Club members Shawn Handleland, with the net, and Tony Elbert manning the tiller, handled the finish line at the Lions’ Lucky Ducky Race last Friday afternoon. For results and more photos of the event, photoplease turn to page 16 of this issue of The Democrat. -- Dan Voigt photo
First place went to Jacque Carlson, with Skip Wallace placing second and Roger Faulstick finishing third.