No need to get your ducks in a row. The Winthrop Kiwanis will do that for you on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 2) when they stage the 15th annual Winthrop Duck Race.
At noon, Kiwanis volunteers will dump hundreds of rubber ducks – each with an inked-on number – into the Chewuch River from the Highway 20 bridge at the west end of town.
The ducks will bob and weave their way downstream through the confluence with the Methow River, to the finish line under the highway bridge at the east end of town.
Entry tickets are $2 per duck, and you need not be present to win, although of course your duck(s) must be there. The winning duck will bring $500 to its ticket-holder. Second prize is $200; third prize is $100. Tickets may be purchased until just before race time.
The race is a Kiwanis fundraiser to support community service projects for Methow Valley children.
Tickets are available from any Kiwanis member, or at the Tenderfoot in Winthrop, Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley in Twisp and the Carlton Store.
For more information, call 996-3991.