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Wet and wild

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February 8th, 2016
Duck Derby participants
Duck Derby participants

Tallgrass Creek’s first annual Duck Derby fundraiser competition involved several residents who traversed the community’s temperature-controlled pool using long, rubber noodles to create a current, forcing more than 130 rubber ducks to “race” across the pool. 

Numbers on the ducks corresponded to donations made by residents and staff to the community’s resident care fund, which helps residents experiencing a genuine and unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control. The sponsor of the first duck to reach the opposite pool wall was resident Al Schwandt. Second and third places went to residents Joan Grant and Betty Hund, respectively.