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Duck Days of Summer 2008

This is the third year of the duck pluck events!!

To All Businesses, Service Groups and Others:

The Crete Sertoma Club is putting together a series of special events to celebrate the end of summer. August 14 – 17 will be the “Duck Days of Summer” here in Crete and we invite you to consider being involved. The events planned so far will be given further explanation when we start advertising and selling ducks in the near future but they are:

Thursday August 14th
– Charitable Wine Tasting and Art Auction 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Whitcomb Lee Conservatory, Doane College

Friday August 15th

– Duck Pluck – Drawing contest to occur at the Crete Swimming Pool 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., rubber ducks will be sold throughout the summer for a chance to win 20% of the gross sales (up to $1000!) Net Proceeds with benefit Toys for Tots

– BBQ in the Park – 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Wildwood Park in conjunction with the Duck Pluck, Sponsored by Noah’s Assistance Dogs/Noah’s Service Sertoma Club

– Free Public Swim 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Crete Sertoma Club and the Crete Park & Rec Department

Saturday August 16th
– Sertoma Golf Tournament at College Heights Country Club

We look forward to a fun weekend already but see many more opportunities to share the “Duck Days of Summer” with others. It would be fantastic fun to add more events to those already planned. For example:
‚ A water fight Saturday afternoon
‚ BBQ on Saturday at the City Park
‚ A softball tourney
‚ A street dance or festival either night
‚ Sidewalk sales
‚ Clowns and children’s games at the pool Friday or at City Park Sat
‚ A community church service on Sunday
‚ A parade with a duck theme
‚ A decorate the duck contest
‚ The list is endless
This is intended to be a celebration of our community. How do you want to be involved? If your business or entity would like to have an activity or event that weekend (planned, coordinated and manned by you) and would like it to be advertised with the planned Sertoma events please contact Shaylene Smith, (402) 826-5136 prior to June 23rd. Events scheduled after that would still be welcome but large advertising posters will be completed by the end of this month.


Crete Sertoma Duck Days of Summer 2007 – Duck Pluck

This year’s duck pluck raised in excess of $3000.00 for Toys for Tots.  NOAH’s Assistance Dogs grilled burgers and hot dogs.  The Crete ATA Taekwondo Demo Team was on hand.  430 ducks were sold this year.  Our sponsors each sent a represenative to pluck a duck.  Howard Doty, DDS was unable to attend, Michael Renner of NOAH’s Assistance Dogs plucked a duck for Dr. Doty.  Dan Papik was on hand to pluck a duck for True Value.  Becky Hunke attended to pluck a duck for the Crete Dairy Queen.  Peter Clarke plucked a duck for the Crete FoodMart.  No picture of Preston Meints of the Crete Branch of Edward Jones plucking the grand prize winning duck.  We hope to be receiving one shortly.

Duck Days of Summer 2007 – Wine Tasting

Our Wine Tasting event this year featured more than 15 wines and art and other auction items from many local artists and businesses.

Duck Days of Summer 2007 – Saline County Fair Parade

Showing off the ducks for Saline County Fair in the parade.  Diggin the ducks.  Thanks Tim!!

Duck Days of Summer 2007 – Duck Flocking

Photos of Flockings.  As part of the Duck Days of Summer, Crete Sertoma placed flocks of ducks in peoples yards.  The ducks were usually sent on their merry way to another yard with some spending cash and travel insurance to insure they did not return to the yard again. 

Duck Days of Summer 2007

Crete Sertoma Duck Days of Summer

Dates: August 16, 17, and 18

Wine Tasting – Thursday August 16th 2007

Location – Doane College – Whittman Conservatory

Time 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Price – $20.00 in advance, $25.00 day of

For information or tickets – 402-826-5136

Duck Pluck – Friday August 17th, 2007

Location – Wildwood Swimming Pool – Crete Nebraska


4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Free Public Swim

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – BBQ

7:00 PM – Duck Purchase Deadline (If Not SOLD OUT)

8:00 PM – Duck Pluck
Winner will be the 5th duck drawn out and that “Parent” will receive 20% of the gross proceeds (a $1000 prize if all the ducks are sold). Four additional winners will receive 5% of the gross proceeds ($250 each if all ducks sold). Full rules available on ticket stubs or by request.

Net Proceeds will benefit the Crete Area Toys for Tots Christmas Program sponsored by the Crete Sertoma Club.

For information or tickets – 402-826-5136

Golf Tournament – Saturday August 18th 2007

Where – College Heights Country Club, Crete Nebraska

4 man scramble format, 18 holes.

8:30 AM Shotgun Start, Lunch included in entry fee.

$35 per person, $140 per team.

To register for golf tournament – Contact College Heights Country Club 826-GOLF

Duck Pluck 06

Plucking of ducks.  Raising money for toys for tots.

This is what 500 ducks look like in a pool.


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