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Duck Race & Festival benefits Nevada Humane Society

By August 21, 2013

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It's not too lake to adopt a rubber duck (or several) for the 2013 Nevada Humane Society Duck Race & Festival on Sunday, August 25, in Wingfield Park. You'll have a great time and help homeless pets while you're at it.

Rubber ducks on the Truckee River during the Nevada Humane Society Duck Race & Festival in Reno, Nevada, NV
Rubber ducks on the Truckee River during the Nevada Humane Society Duck Race & Festival in Reno, Nevada. Photo © Stan White.

The highlight of the day will be around 15,000 bright yellow rubber ducks racing to the finish line in the Truckee River, raising money and awareness for the homeless pets in our community. The fastest rubber ducks will win prizes, including vacations, a Sierra golf getaway, pampered pet package, dine around Reno package, and a Great Reno Balloon Race Staycation. Every duck has a chance of winning a $400,000 cash prize.

The free Festival, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., includes live entertainment, clowns, carnival games, raffles, vendors and a variety of refreshments, culminating in the exciting Duck Race at 4 p.m. Nevada Humane Society mascots Hope and Lucky will be there, and maybe even Bruno of the Reno Bighorns. You'll be able to adopt a real dog or cat at the Nevada Humane Society adoption booth.

Ducks can be adopted for $5 each at Nevada Humane Society (NHS), 2825 Longley Lane, Reno and online from NHS. Look for adoption brochures at a variety of community events, farmers' markets, and businesses until the day of the event. For more information, call Nevada Humane Society at (775) 856-2000.

Source: Nevada Humane Society.

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