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Glacier Valley Rotary Club Rotarians, shown in this Friday photo, set up at the Juneau Radio Center for their annual Duckless Raffle Fundraiser. The drawing takes place on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire Glacier Valley Rotary Club Rotarians, shown in this Friday photo, set up at the Juneau Radio Center for their annual Duckless Raffle Fundraiser. The drawing takes place on Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club welcomes back Donuts for Ducks

Go nuts for donuts…and ducks

The Glacier Valley Rotary Club is offering big bucks for fake ducks in this year’s Duckless Raffle fundraiser.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club President Marc Guevarra explained that they’re sticking with the name “duckless” for now because there are still too many unknown aspects lingering around COVID-19, but in years past the club hosted duck derby’s and used actual rubber ducks placed in the pond at Riverside Rotary Park or sent them floating down Gold Creek.

“Hopefully, we’ll eventually go back to an actual duck derby in the future,” Guevarra said. “This is our biggest fundraiser for the club, all the money stays here locally in Juneau to support things that we do for high school scholarships, improvements to Rotary Park, those are some of our main projects and then we do several other youth-oriented projects, even international projects, but the money for this event is all for local events.”

The official raffle drawing will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. and participants are invited to watch live online through juneauduckderby.com or on the Rotary’s Facebook or Instagram page, but in the meantime there’s still plenty of time left to purchase duck tickets through the Rotary’s Donuts for Ducks events taking place every Friday — except for Aug. 26 — from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in front of the Juneau Radio Center.

Participants can purchase one duck for $10 or purchase three ducks for $25 or 13 for $100. The grand prize is $5,000, second-place prize is $1,000 plus two round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines travels, third place prize is $1,500, and then 10 different cash prizes from there.

Those unable to make the early morning Donuts for Ducks events, are in luck because the Glacier Valley Rotary Club will also host drivetime events after 5 p.m. at Super Bear IGA, Foodland IGA and Gas N’ Go. People can also purchase ducks Valley Paint Center and Napa Auto Parts or through a Glacier Valley Rotarian, according to Guevarra.

Guevarra said he wants to make sure everyone knows that Glacier Valley Rotary is dedicated to supporting the community, including Juneau youth and community service projects that involve the health and well-being of Juneau.

“As a Glacier Valley Rotarian, we’re proud of our duck derby raffle, it helps support many of our programs including scholarships, Rotary Park and many other community events,” said Rotarian Jim Sepel. “We had a beautiful day for this first event and a great turnout, so we just want to say we really appreciate the public support of our mission here in Juneau.”

• Contact reporter Jonson Kuhn at jonson.kuhn@juneauempire.com.

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