Got a bone to pick with schools superintendent Elliott Landon, or former Board of Ed chair Jim Marpe?
Don’t like the way Eileen Flug runs the RTM?
Think Charlie Haberstroh is the worst 3rd selectman in history?
Now’s your chance to stick it to these public figures — and many others. (Just added to the list: Rev. Ed Horne. This is a very wide-ranging group.)
They’ve agreed — see, they are nice people! — to sit in a dunk tank tomorrow (Saturday, June 22). You get 3 chances, for just $5.
It’s part of the Sunrise Rotary’s 5th annual Great Duck Race. The free event — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Parker Harding Plaza — includes kids’ arts and crafts, games, music, face painting, a magician, a bouncy castle, and food.
There’s also a $10,000 raffle. For $20, you get a rubber duck. The 1st 10 (of 3,000) to float across the Saugatuck River finish line win Visa gift cards, ranging from $5,000 down to $500.
It’s all for charity. Sunrise Rotary helps a passel of good causes.
But all that pales in comparison with the chance to dunk the superintendent of schools.
One has to be careful – after extensive negotiations, Landon has arranged it with the Rotary so that if you dunk him, he gets to dunk you back.
Sounds like fun, and a great cause. Alas, though, every year I hear about the duck race and cringe: Unless manufacturers have done an about-face, rubber duckies contain lots of toxins and don’t belong en masse in our waterways. http://watoxics.org/news/pressroom/press-releases/dangerous-ducky-and-other-toxic-toys
Hey Stacy…should we have them swim faster. And, if we are lucky, a good current might help them along. Less toxins that way!