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Sunrise Rotary - KenDucky and WurstFest
by Goldie Begley
Sunrise Rotarians again are putting fun back into fundraising with two major events during September: The KenDucky Derby Duck Race and Gala Event and WurstFest.
The KenDucky Derby will be held Saturday, September 11, at Cascata Golf Club beginning with a Derby Fashion Hat Show at 4 p.m. Ladies, strut your best derby hat and win $100, $250, or $500.
At 5 p.m., 2,000 yellow, quackless, rubber ducks are expected to land on the upper streams of the course. Prizes will be awarded to the duck that crosses the finish line near the clubhouse first. There are 15 great prizes, including a Grand Prize of a romantic week for two in Hawaii, airfare included.
Dinner and a raffle will be held at 5:45 p.m. Raffle winners can win $1,000, $1,400 or $2,500 in cash. And after dinner, dance until 10 p.m.
$100 includes entrance to Cascata, dinner and 6 ducks in the Duck race, and a raffle chance. $50 includes 6 ducks in the main race. $10 per duck in the main race.
This benefit for PolioPlus and “Lend-A-Hand” is slated as the social event of the year and your contributions are tax de"duck"tible.
WurstFest will be held September 25 in Bicentennial Park, at Nevada Way and Colorado.
The “Wurst Dam Car Show” will begin at 10 a.m. Other entertainment by the Dummkoph’s will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tommy Rocker from 7 to 11 p.m. A fun area for the children will also be provided.
Bratgrillers will have hot-off-the-grill Italian sausages, hot dogs and of course brats with all the trimmings starting at 11 a.m. Also, ice cold beer, margaritas, sodas and a beer garden will be available featuring beer from The Brew Pub.
The Silent Auction begins at 1 p.m. and the Live Auction at 4 p.m. Sunrise Rotarians are still gathering new or like new items for both of these fun auctions. Please give from the heart!
Funds raised from WurstFest mainly support the annual All Night Grad Party. They will be added to Sunrise Rotary members’ donations and will continue Rotary’s proud tradition of support to other non-profits, as well as the larger part of giving back to the community.
To learn more, visit www.bcsr.org.