Email us: TheFoundation@hackettstown.org
The Hackettstown Foundation for Educational Excellence
2013 Annual Duck Race & Community Day
Saturday, May 11th - see pictures from 2013 below (thanks to Josh!)
Thank You Again to all our Sponsors & Donors!
We look forward to working with you again next year...
At Alumni Field, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ
Photos with the Duck
High School Marching Band
Rubber Duckie Chess
Food/Snacks Available for purchase:
Duck Pretzels by Philly Pretzel Factory Hackettstown
Cookies by Harper's Bagels & Bake Shop
Duck Race Prizes: (Purchase Tickets on the Products page)
Grand Prize: Dinner Deal (Value: $290) Winner: Jeremy Hill
(Gift Certificates to: Prickly Pear Restaurant; Grove Gourmet Delicatessen; Mattar's Bistro; Enzo's Pasta Grill;
Fujiyama; Mama's Pizza & Cafe)
2nd Prize: Shop-Rite Gift Certificate (Value: $250) Winner: Bob Stead
3rd Prize: Activate Fitness: 1 free month for an adult (18+) and 1 free month for a student (14-17) (Value: $205) Winner: Harrison Westfall
4th Prize: Manhire Optician's Gift Certificate (Value: $200) Winner: Steve Poweska
5th Prize: The Growning Stage 2013/2014 Season Ticket Package for Family of Four (Value: $200) Winner: James Wallace
6th Prize: Hackettstown High School Gold Card (Value: $175) Winner: Amy Price
7th Prize: Knight Automotive Package (Value: $160) Winner: Alexis Paulla
8th Prize: Family Pool Pass (Hackettstown Community Pool) (Value: $105) Winner: Scott Griffin
9th Prize: Lia Sophia Gift Certificate by Tara Smith (one piece up to $100) (Value: $100) Winner: Jeremy Hill ~ the Hill Family buys a lot of tickets!
10th Prize: Oakwood Lanes Gift Certificate (10 Bowlers, including shooes - 2 hours) (Value: $100) Winner: Jeremy Rolser
11th Prize: Vera Bradley Clutch (Value: $58) Winner: Paul Fluche
12th Prize: Spa Package: (Westside Hair Care Mary Kay Satin Hands & Sun Care Set) (Value: $55) Winner: Leah Lozada
13th Prize: Date Night (Piggy's Deli Gift Certificate and Clearview Cinema Passes) (Value: $53) Winner: Jeff Warren
14th Prize: Imaginations Salon Gift Certificate for Services (Value: $45) Winner: Kim Witt
15th Prize: St. Mary's Art Auction (4 Passes) (Value: $40) Winner: Debbie Barbiero
16th Prize: Re-Style Boutique Consignments Gift Certificate (Value: $25) Winner: Alex Zikas
Hackettstown Alliance for Drug Prevention
Kidz Play, Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Hackettstown
Rostami Associates LLC (Local Independent Agency Representing AFLAC)
Rostami Associates LLC
(Local Independent Agency Representing AFLAC)
Philly Pretzels with their Duck Pretzels
Harpers Bagel & Bake Shop
Hackettstown First Aid & Rescue Squad
High School Marching Band
High School Key Club
Games & Activities
The ducks rest up all winter long. They live in flocks of 150 ducks in bins. On race day, they get laid out in rows of 10, in number order (each duck has a number on the bottom of it). Every ticket has a number on it, so each ticket sold has to have its corresponding duck pulled to go in the race... Let the duck sorting begin!
While the ducks are being sorted, the finish line is being placed. We use PVC pipe across the river with rebar to hold it in place. The orange and yellow you see are sleeves that have fishing net hanging down - to catch any ducks that try to escape underneath the PVC. You see two flags - the ducks must pass through the opening between the flags to finish the race.
What does the Foundation do with the funds raised from the Community Day/Duck Race? Well that is a quacktastic question! We award grants to teachers in the Hackettstown school district for creative, innovative projects - check out what we have accomplished on our Grants page!
This is the starting line ~ more PVC. All the ducks that will race are dumped into the starting gate, we count down and the gate is lifted to release the ducks!
10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...and their off!
As you can see, it's not a meander down the river - there are several obstacles the ducks need to get through to make it to the finish...
Waiting for and collecting the winners...
The 16 winners and the prizes...
Then the ducks get resorted into their flocks, get a bleach bath, and get put back to rest for the winter...