The tide was in their favor. The wind was not.
So this afternoon’s Great Duck Race was contested at less than warp speed.
That hardly mattered. A large crowd gathered at Parker Harding Plaza. Kids enjoyed face painting, a bounce house and games.
Adults bought rubber “ducks” — over 2,000 of them. At 3 p.m. they were dumped in the river.
At 3:30 the race began. Slowly — very slowly — the ducks made their way downstream.
Finally, a winner emerged. That duck earned its owner a $5,000 Visa debit card.
Nine other winners shared other Visa prizes.
But the real winners are the recipients of more than $20,000 in grants and projects that Westport Sunrise Rotary can now fund.