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Riverton Rotary Club racing to Era-DUCK-ate polio
Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports
The Riverton Rotary Club will launch 1,200 rubber ducks into the Wind River upstream of the Riverwalk on July 13 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio worldwide.
Rotary International has been working since 1985 to eliminate the polio virus. Only three countries remain where polio has not been eradicated: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria. To date, Rotary International has raised and spent more than $800 million in this effort.
One ticket is $10 and a "QuackPack" of six is $50. Each ticket corresponds to a duck, and winning ducks will be plucked from the collection net at the end of the float.
The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 40.
Prizes include more than $500 in gift certificates to area restaurants, a weekend in Cody, a trip to Yellowstone, including a stay at a hotel, and two round-trip airline tickets to Denver.
Tickets can be bought from any Riverton Rotary Club member or at First Interstate Bank, Jerry's Flowers and Things or Kusel's Home Furnishings.