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Ligonier chamber promotes 'Duck Dash' fundraiser

Bill Pribisco | for Trib Total Media
Holly Mowrey, Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce executive director; (from left) Dawn Higgins; Jeff Croushore, Idlewild maketing director; Kathy Brown and Dianne Stewart prepare to place plastic ducks into Float Away Bay at Idlewild's SoakZone water park. The plastic ducks may be purchased through June, 2015. The chamber's Duck Dash fundraising event will be held during Ligonier's Community picnic on June 14, 2015. photo 8/21/2014 Idlewild Park Ligonier Bill Pribisco l Ligonier Echo
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce Duck Dash fundraiser will get underway Friday. The community will be challenged to locate a plastic duck, hidden in Ligonier Borough, every month, from August to June 2015.

The person who returns the duck to the chamber office in Town Hall will receive one free duck registration for a Duck Dash race to be held June 14, 2015, during the community picnic at Float Away Bay in Idlewild's SoakZone water park.

Kathy Brown, a member of the committee said the committee was brainstorming for a way to promote the Duck Dash competition for the picnic and decided to add a “Find the Duck” feature to encourage interest in the fundraiser.

“We will hide the duck in different places every month and try to generate interest,” said Brown. “We think people will be wondering where the duck is hidden.”

Brown said the race should also generate race participation at the picnic.

“There will be five heats and five winners,” said Brown. “Then, there will be a five-duck race to the finish to see who wins.”

Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the race.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will be shared between the chamber's general fund and the Ligonier Valley School District Foundation Board.

“We wanted to share some of the proceeds with the community,” Brown said, about the foundation that aims to provide financial support for academics, arts and athletics as well as students' in need.

Duck registration is available at the chamber office, Amica, Abigail's Coffee Shop and Betsy's of Ligonier. Individual ducks are $5; a Quack Pack (six ducks) is $25 and a Flock of Ducks (30 ducks) is $100.

“It will be like “Where's Waldo” only we will have “Where's the duck,” Brown said. “If you find it, you win a free duck registration.”

Deborah A. Brehun is a staff editor for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-238-2111 or



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