Earlier today my wife and I attended the annual Duck-A-Thon event at the HB Pier. It’s a three day local fundraiser for the Huntington Beach Community Clinic. Instead of holding a raffle, the organizers sell little yellow rubber ducks for as little as $10, up to several hundred dollars each.
Today several thousand rubber ducks, with the name and number of the person who purchased it, were dumped over the side of the Huntington Beach Pier. As the tide pushes them ashore, the first 60 rubber ducks will win a prize for their owners! This is a much better way to hold a fundraiser, a twist from the regular raffles we often see.
My wife and I purchased a duck, but we left prior to all the ducks coming in, so we’re not sure if our duck was a champ! It was a fun day, the event isn’t over yet, they’ll do it again tomorrow, but this time the ducks purchased by companies will make the plunge.
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