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Frosted Flakes: Duck Races, A New Home for Suh, and Oklahoma

Also, Nebraska Softball Coach, Rhonda Revelle receives on year contract extention.

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This weekend I went back to my hometown for their Appreciation Dayz. Among other things, one of the fun events that they put on is a duck race. Not live ducks, but rubber ducks.

This is is fundraiser for the Community Club and it does very well. I believe they have ten heats of ducks, people are able to purchase however many ducks they want and then on Saturday they had the ducks race. They are given a water path and a five gallon bucket of ducks is poured into the path. I believe the first three from each heat win a little bit of money and those ducks are also saved for the final race. Somehow it ends up being 32 ducks in the final, but I’m not sure exactly where my math is off.

Anyway, the 32 ducks are then auctioned off to the highest bidders before the final race. Then the top five ducks win their owners some money.

The races are fun for the kids because in between heats they can play in the water, although it is an effort to keep them back when the races are going on. And surprisingly even with no money in the race, you can get pretty excited watching rubber ducks race.

Anyway, onto your flakes.


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