The 11th annual Kiwanis Duck Race was today. The race has been rained out only once, and today Maplewood residents turned out in huge numbers to be a part of the tradition. See the pictures below.
The event is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club. Ellie Gianni, one of the organizers I spoke with starts soliciting the prizes from local merchants and friends in December. By May all prizes are collected. Camille Psposito of the Kiwanis Club does the packaging of the gifts. The prizes this year included hd-tvs & gift baskets.
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