The 19th Annual Duck Derby will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 as part of the Tunkhannock Founder’s Day festivities.
Bringing an event to a successful conclusion is not easily accomplished. In the nonprofit sector, the cost would be too prohibitive without the generous and caring support of volunteers. The Duck Derby is an example of volunteers coming together for the benefit of agencies supported by Wyoming County United Way. From donation of prizes, to planning, printing, and organizing, volunteers are key to the success of nonprofit events.
Proceeds from the Duck Derby help to cover the cost of producing the annual campaign. The 2013 annual campaign begins September 1st, 2012.
Businesses and Volunteers Help the Derby to Succeed
Wyoming County United Way relies on the generosity of area businesses to provide prizes for the event as well as volunteers to help set up, staff, handle the drawings and collect prizes. Triton Hose Company fills the Duck Pond, United Rehabilitation Services stores the ducks and their clients prepare the ducks for display. Wyoming County United Way Board of Directors runs the event.
Last year the Duck Derby raised a little over $7,500 or 1.6% of the total campaign. "It is very important for us to hold the Duck Derby," said Connie Pheiff, CEO. "The agencies that the United Way supports need every dollar we can award to them. This event helps United Way to continue the important work accomplished every day in Wyoming County by our partner agencies." Click here to view a list of agencies and services.