Friday, September 17, 2010

Sept. 23: Duck Race at Alden of Waterford

Event Date: 9/23/2010
Venue / Location Information:
Name: Alden of Waterford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Address: 2021 Randi Drive
City: Aurora
State: Illinois
Event Time / Additional Information: 4:oo p.m. - Duck Race starts at 5 p.m.
Contact Info: Cindy, 630-851-7266

Hundreds of people will cheer on nearly 2,000 ducks at the ‘2nd Annual Duck Race,’ which will start at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at Alden of Waterford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 2021 Randi Dr. in Aurora. The race begins at 5 p.m. The Aurora Fire Department will be on hand to assist the ducks in racing across the Alden of Waterford pond.

Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy appetizers catered by the rehabilitation center’s professional chef, a cocktail hour featuring Alden’s signature wines, live entertainment by the Emerald Society Bag Pipers, McNulty Irish Dancers and games for children. The owner of the first duck to cross the finish line will receive $500 in cash. The 2nd place winner will receive a dental basket valued at $300 featuring a Sonic Care electronic toothbrush and more. The 3rd place winner will receive a $150 entertainment basket that features gift cards to local movie theaters and restaurants. On-site mini-raffle sales feature additional prizes, including a Starbucks coffee basket, spa basket, several retail gift cards and more.

All proceeds from the ‘Duck Race’ will benefit the Donald Davidson-Alan Brin Memorial Chapter of the Leukemia Research Foundation. Rubber duckys are being sold for $5 until 4:30 p.m. the day of the race. To register or for more information, call 630-851-7266. -- from

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