Duck Derby raises funds for nonprofit


 This past Saturday, Global Disaster Outreach hosted their first annual Mini Rubber Ducky Derby fundraising event in Mauckport, Ind.


 Participants could sponsor ducks, which would be dumped into the river, in hopes of winning prizes.


 The event, which was originally scheduled to take place at the Brandenburg riverfront, was relocated to Mauckport. According to the city of Brandenburg’s Facebook page, officials felt that the event would draw too big of a crowd.


 “The problem is the number of people you are wanting to draw for one event,” the Facebook post read. “We are still being held at 10 people max for gatherings, per state recommendations, which is why we haven’t opened our pavilions/gazebo for reservations.”


 The change in location didn’t have a negative impact on the event, however, with organizers calling it a “huge success.”


 More than 30 cars participated in the car show. At least 350 hamburgers and hotdogs were given away to attendees. Sunny & 75 Ice Cream was also present.


Barbara Culp Sipes was the winner of the $1,000 grand prize. She decided to donate her winnings back to Global Disaster Outreach. Troy Wright was the half of pot winner, walking away with almost $300. Bruce Mattingly won the meat package from Webb’s Butcher Block.


Global Disaster Outreach set a goal of earning $15,000 from the event. After all was said and done, they ended up with more than $17,000. Global Disaster Outreach has put more than $35,000 back into local communities over the past year, and funds raised from this event will go toward their future endeavors.


For more information on Global Disaster Outreach, visit their Facebook page.


 This past Saturday, Global Disaster Outreach hosted their first annual Mini Rubber Ducky Derby fundraising event in Mauckport, Ind.


 Participants could sponsor ducks, which would be dumped into the river, in hopes of winning prizes.


 The event, which was originally scheduled to take place at the Brandenburg riverfront, was relocated to Mauckport. According to the city of Brandenburg’s Facebook page, officials felt that the event would draw too big of a crowd.


 “The problem is the number of people you are wanting to draw for one event,” the Facebook post read. “We are still being held at 10 people max for gatherings, per state recommendations, which is why we haven’t opened our pavilions/gazebo for reservations.”


 The change in location didn’t have a negative impact on the event, however, with organizers calling it a “huge success.”


 More than 30 cars participated in the car show. At least 350 hamburgers and hotdogs were given away to attendees. Sunny & 75 Ice Cream was also present.


Barbara Culp Sipes was the winner of the $1,000 grand prize. She decided to donate her winnings back to Global Disaster Outreach. Troy Wright was the half of pot winner, walking away with almost $300. Bruce Mattingly won the meat package from Webb’s Butcher Block.


Global Disaster Outreach set a goal of earning $15,000 from the event. After all was said and done, they ended up with more than $17,000. Global Disaster Outreach has put more than $35,000 back into local communities over the past year, and funds raised from this event will go toward their future endeavors.


For more information on Global Disaster Outreach, visit their Facebook page.


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