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Rotary Duck Derby raises funds for community nonprofits and projects

Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — The Rotary Club of Casper is grateful to all those who showed support for the 2020 Duck Derby. This year’s event was noticeably different from previous years. Traditionally the Duck Derby is held in conjunction with Platte River Trails Trust’s annual Riverfest.

In year’s past, event-goers enjoy live music, local and regional microbrew beer tasting, food, vendors, and of course watching the ducks drop, then get pulled from the North Platte River and winners announced.

Because of restrictions on public gatherings and in the interest of public health, our organizations opted to forgo the beloved in-person event and provide a virtual Duck Derby. This past Saturday, ducks were dropped into the North Platte River, pulled out at Crossroads Park, and the winners were announced online. To see the full list, click here.

Even though we were unable to gather with the community at these two can’t-miss summer events, we’re incredibly grateful to all our amazing sponsors: the McMurry Foundation, Hilltop Bank, GW Mechanical, Black Hills Bentonite, and Altitude Veterinary Hospital for making this virtual option possible.

We also want to thank everyone who purchased a Duck Derby ticket this year, supporting not just Rotary Club of Casper, but local nonprofits as well.  Also unique to this year, a portion of the proceeds will go to support four local organizations: Mimi’s House, Wyoming Food For Thought, Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care, and the Platte River Trails, as well as multiple local community projects.

We look forward to welcoming our amazing community to our events as normal next year. Thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Casper!

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