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ACCBoquete presents Boquete's first annual duck race on Friday, March 19th at TapOut.  Several races down the river with a tie breaking race of the 1st place winner of each race race.  Proceeds to support the children from Esperanza in the Comarca with decorated Easter eggs, candy, balloons, cookies, pencils, small toys, plastic colored eggs filled with wrapped candy, and clothes for babies up to 3 years old.  

We got so brought so much joy to these children at Christmas time we decided we did not need to wait a year to bring joy into their lives.

Come, join the fun and help make these kids feel special.

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So much fun at the duck race.......................and our winner is: 

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Grand prize winner of $80.00 cash  of the ACCB Duck Race is Mike Hailpren.  Congratluations Mike!

50/50 drawing winner of $36.00 is Anabella Gomez.  She was given her blue duck to remember the event. 

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our efforts for the kids and have a great time at the same time.

upon popular demand we will be doing the race again soon and not waiting another year.  Watch for details.

 

 

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In case you have no idea what happens at a duck race, here is a short recounting of what I witnessed, accompanied with pictures.

Start with the host and organizers setting up.

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And then getting the duck/balloons assembled and labeled. 

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Followed by the admissions check-in desk.

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Then there is the friendly Tapout staff taking care of food and drink orders for the participants.

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Now the selling of the 50/50 Raffle tickets.

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More on the preparation of the balloons, which seems to be an unending task, followed by transporting the ducks out of Tapout, across the bridge to the deployment station.

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Some of the Tapout patrons enjoying the activities (and the food).

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Then the release of the duck/balloons for the first race.

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Back inside Tapout is a TV display showing the action in the river in real time.

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Then the second duck/balloon race follows the same route.

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Some of the very happy second race winners (names not known to me).

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The two finalists' ducks/balloons on display for the runoff race. That's the volunteer staff showing the two first place ducks/balloons from the two races. That is Mona Lisa on the left and Linda on the right, two of the volunteers.

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Release of the two finalists ducks/balloons for the runoff.

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