Rotary Club of Graham Duck Derby this Saturday

Rotary Club of Graham Duck Derby this Saturday

GRAHAM, Texas (TNN) - Sarah Lundgren from the Rotary Club of Graham joined Brian Shrull in studio to talk about the upcoming Duck Derby.

The event will be held on September 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Graham downtown square but anyone attending is invited to come out as early as 1:30 p.m.

Originally planned for April of this year, the event was pushed due to COVID-19 and with the change in date comes a change in the goal of the event.

The Duck Derby’s goal this year is to line up 20,000 rubber ducks in a row to achieve a Guinness World Record.

Each duck is being sold for $5 individually or you can buy in bulk. It’s $25 for six ducks, $50 for 12 or $100 for 24.

The club sold 5,357 ducks in the beginning of the year before having to push the event, all of which will still be used.

The current Guinness World Record for the longest line of rubber ducks is one mile long using 17,782 ducks.

This record was achieved in June of 2011 in Seattle, WA.

The Rotary Club is a civic organization which volunteers and donates to organizations within the city such as Wyatt Dale Water Safety, Habitat for Humanity and more.

Rotary Club President Lundgren said the idea for breaking the record came from having to adapt the event due to COVID-19.

So far only 8,327 ducks have been adopted which is only 42% of their 20,000 goal.

To buy a duck and support the organization or to learn more, click here.

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