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Nonprofits benefit from Ducky Derby in St. Charles

About 5,000 ducks raced for charity during the Aug. 28 Fox Valley Ducky Derby. The event benefited Equine Dreams and the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club.
About 5,000 ducks raced for charity during the Aug. 28 Fox Valley Ducky Derby. The event benefited Equine Dreams and the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club.

ST. CHARLES – About 5,000 ducks raced for charity during the Aug. 28 Fox Valley Ducky Derby at Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles, according to a news release.

“The Ducky Derby was great fun for friends and families at the Otter Cove Aquatic Park and helped improve lives!” the release stated.

The event helped two nonprofit organizations, Equine Dreams and St. Charles Noon Rotary Club, the release stated.

Additionally, three people who adopted racing ducks won $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 cash prizes, the release stated.

Equine Dreams provides therapeutic equine-assisted activities to improve the lives of children, adults and veterans with disabilities, the release stated. It is run by volunteers and free to clients. Visit www.equinedreams.org for information.

The St. Charles Noon Rotary Club helps community causes, including funding for scholarships, food bank and pantries, homeless shelters, emergency fire relief kits and holiday gifts. Visit www.rotarystc.org for information.

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