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Ducks race this weekend to help Nevada Humane Society
by Tribune Staff
Aug 24, 2011 | 1655 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Tribune File/Nathan Orme
Rubber ducks float down the river during the 2010 Nevada Humane Society fundraiser in Reno.
Tribune File/Nathan Orme Rubber ducks float down the river during the 2010 Nevada Humane Society fundraiser in Reno.
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RENO — There are still ducks available for “adoption” in this weekend’s second annual Nevada Humane Society (NHS) duck race and festival.

In 2010, NHS held its first duck race and the event was so successful it is back for a second year. The organization hopes to adopt 20,000 ducks for $5 each, with all proceeds benefitting homeless pets.

The ducks will be released into the river for the race at 4 p.m. Sunday at Wingfield Park. The adopters of the “fastest” ducks that reach the finish line first have a chance to win numerous prices, including $1 million sponsored by Wal-Mart, a Washington D.C. adventure, Northern Sierra getaway, pampered pet package and dine around Reno-Tahoe package.

Ducks can be adopted at the NHS shelter located at 2825 Longley Lane in Reno or online at www.nevadahumanesociety.org.

The festival will include live entertainment, clowns, carnival games, pet adoptions, raffles, vendors and a variety of refreshments. The duck race prize winners will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the race, but winners do not need to be present.

For more information, call 856-2000 ext. 324.
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