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5th Annual Wacky Quacky Duck race winners announced

This year race held on Mighty Butler Branch, along Holmes Bend Road, near Pelly Lane. Even leftover weather from the Hurricane, which wiped out a big part of the Labor Day activities except for a couple of courageous food vendors, couldn't stop Columbia's Celebrated Wacky Quacky Duck Race.
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By Greg Thomas
Member, Columbia/Adair County Parks and Recreation Board.
  • First place: Duck #105, Adam Price who won a X-Box and game.
  • Second place: Duck #171, Julie Gaskin, Family First Health Care, who won a gas grill valued at $199.
  • Third Place: Duck #7, Terry Moore who won a $100 gas card
The total number of Ducks sold: 252.

In the photo accompany, watching the race, are members of the Coomer family, Rebecca Schmidt; Board Member, Cole Schmidt, Billy Wheat, Billy Coffey; Board Member, and Donna Shirley; Board Member.

The race is held annually to raise money for the parks system and to highlight the hundreds of miles of shore line in Adair County that can be use for fishing, canoe trips, kayaking, swimming, and many other outdoor events.

The Columbia Adair County Parks and Recreation Board would like to thank everyone who purchased a duck and help make the Duck Race a success. -Greg Thomas for the Columbia/Adair County Parks & Recreation Board: Charles Grimsley, Donna Shirley, Rebecca Schmidt, Bobby Bowe, Thomas Steele, Bruce White, Billy Dean Coffey, Craig Dean and Greg Thomas

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Eyewitnesses to History: At 5th Annual Duck Race

2011-09-06 - Somewhere on Banks of Mighty Butler Branch, Adair Co., KY - Photo by Greg Thomas.
An emergency situation proved to be the best venue. Watching the Great 5th Annual Wacky Quacky Duck Race one of Adair County's Premier sports events, are members of the Coomer family, and Rebecca Schmidt, Board Member; Cole Schmidt, Billy Wheat, Billy Coffey, Board Member; and Donna Shirley, Board Member. This year the race venue was changed to Butler Branch, along Holmes Bend Road, where the spectators were afforded a much better view of the exciting event along the belvedere like grounds, the most comfortable setting in the race's history.

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Beautiful Butler Branch provides grand venue for Duck Race

2011-09-06 - Off Holmes Bend Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Donna Shirley, photographer and Duck Race Steward.
Columbia/Adair County's Grand Tradition, the Great Wacky Quacky Duck race, was held at a new venue this year, much to the pleasure of fans crowding the banks of the smaller, but more appropriate course. Despite overwhelming handicaps this year, Columbia/Adair County Parks and Recreation officials persevered, and the race was conducted on time, as promised. It was a financial success, Chairman Charles Grimsley of the C/AC Parks and Rec Board said, but the handle was a mere pittance compared to what it would have been had the usual balmy days of the first Monday of September prevailed. Barely visible, upstream are Duck Droppers Greg Thomas and (name not yet obtained.)

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