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Gomez has the Fastest Duck in the Race at Ducky Downs

Joe Denoyer - September 30, 2017 3:45 pm

The Liberal Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 2017 Duck Festival in Light Park on Saturday. There was food, fun and festivities all day long culminating with the “Duck Race” at 2:00pm.

Activities throughout the day included vendors and non-profit organization booths, bouncy houses, barrel train rides, trike races, Seward County United Way Chili, Soup Cook Off, Ducky Downs, Chuck a Duck, Duck Splat, and many other activities .

Winners in the Duck Race, the top eight and the “Hard Luck Duck” were: Phillip Gomez in 1st winning $5000, Tyson McGuire/Liberal Running Club 2nd, $2000, Dave Strickland 3rd and $1000, Denise Hertle, 4th,$500, John Lambley ,5th, $400, Mark Strange, 6th, $300, Dave Strickland 7th $200, and Becky Naab in 8th for $100. The Lucky Duck picked belonged to Elsa from Rapid Fit and was good for $500.

In the Chili, and Soup, Competition Sponsored By the Seward County United Way, Erica White took 1st Place in the Chili Competition, followed by the Seward County Council on Aging in 2nd, and Southwest Medical Center came in third.
On the soup side, Southwest Medical Center took 1st, Fired Up Fantastic Fellows 2nd, and FCCLA of Seymour Rogers in 3rd. Peoples Choice winner overall was The Boy Scouts.
The team of Kelly Kirk and Skeety Poulton won the Firefighter Water Barrel Challenge and the team won the Corporate Trike Race.
Lily Wettstone, Kendra Benson, and Jasmine King were winners in the Duck Bingo, and Cipran Morris, Ryan Hammock, and Anna Herrara were winners of the Rockin’ Duck Hunt.


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