The Rotary Club of Ayer, Harvard, Shirley and Devens announced the winner of the 22nd Annual Ducky Wucky River Race held on Saturday was Sue Holmes of Harvard. Holmes won the grand prize of dinner for two anywhere in the world after her adopted rubbery ducky named Dozer crossed the finish line first.
The rubber duck adopted by Holmes competed against nearly 4,000 ducks in this year’s race on the Nashua River in Harvard. In addition to the grand prize, 43 other entrants won prizes which are listed below and at www.AyerRotary.com.
Proceeds from this and other Rotary Club fundraisers benefit many charitable causes, including local food pantries, high school scholarships, youth sports programs and international relief efforts.
“Thank you to Sue Holmes, to everyone who entered this year’s Ducky Wucky Race and to our terrific race sponsors who all supported this great community event that helps the Rotary Club provide assistance to those in need both here at home and across the globe,” said Melissa Fetterhoff, the club’s president for 2011-2012.
This year’s race sponsors were: Ayer Moving and Storage, the Bull Run Restaurant, Closets by Design, Gervais Ford, the Green Turtle Bed and Breakfast, IC Federal Credit Union, Roux Travel, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and North Middlesex Savings Bank.
Holmes purchased the ticket from the Harvard Schools Trust, which for many years has been a ticket-selling partner with the Ayer Rotary Club.
The club splits a portion of the ticket sales with its ticket-selling partners that also include Loaves and Fishes, Groton-Pepperell Rotary Club and the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club.
Prior to the race, the Rotary Club held the 60th Annual Apple Blossom Festival on Harvard Common featuring more than 50 craft vendors as well as rides on an antique fire engine and live music.
Every prize winner will be contacted by the Ayer Rotary Club. The 2012 winners were:
1. Sue Holmes, Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World, Ayer Rotary Club
2. Justin Kauppi, antique car ride to ice cream parlor, Kit Tucker
3. Savos Danos, sunset boat cruise on Lake Monomonac, Kit Tucker
4. Jane Doyle, certificate for free estate planning, Lorden, Pastor &
5. Evelyn Nash, one hour financial planning session, Bill Ennis (CFP)
6. Daniel Eldridge, fly fishing lesson, with fly fishing expert Eino Kauppi
7. Paul Helland, gift certificate, One2One Bodyscapes
8. Maggie Ward, Fruitlands Museum membership (up to four people)
9. Barbara Bottino, Fruitlands Museum membership (up to four people)
10. Diane Seltz, gift certificate, Bull Run Restaurant
11. Maureen Eldridge, gift certificate, Bull Run Restaurant
12. Ray James, gift certificate, Bull Run Restaurant
13. Alice Watt, gift certificate, Evans on the Common
14. Nancy Washington, gift card, North Middlesex Savings Bank
15. Andrea Mirarchi, gift certificate to Hannaford’s Supermarket, IC Credit Union
16. Hub Mathewson, Gift Certificate to Devens Grille, IC Credit Union
17. Chris Kovacs, gift certificate for oil change and tire rotation, Gervais Ford
18. Alice Williams, gift certificate for oil change and tire rotation, Gervais Ford
19. Marty Mellor, gift certificate for oil change and tire rotation, Gervais Ford
20. Claire Rockwood, gift certificate, Laggis Co.
21. Carol Masotta, piece of jewelry, Karen Strickland-Sampson
22. Vijaya MacLean, day pass for family of five, Benjamin Hill Pool
23. Paul Stavenger, day pass for family of five, Benjamin Hill Pool
24. Chris Connors, day pass for family of five, Benjamin Hill Pool
25. Nancy Washington, day pass for family of five, Benjamin Hill Pool
26. John Byrne, day pass for family of five, Benjamin Hill Pool
27. Nanette Ramsay, day pass for family of five, Benjamin Hill Pool
28. Ray James, gift certificiate, Kelly’s Hallmark
29. Ron Cogliano, gift certificate, Pinard’s Florist
30. Barb Horstman, gift certificate, Village Beauty Shop
31. Howard Jacobs, gift certificate, MMM Therapeutic Massage
32. Jeffrey and Cindy Tingle, gift certificate, Blue Northern Trading Co.
33. Kathy Cadigan, gift certificate, Clover Farm Market
34. Mrs. John Cosletta, gift certificate, Fallon Wine and Spirits
35. Jim Hanlon, gift certificate, Archer Mobil
36. Karen Smith, gift certificate, Split Ends Salon
37. Alice Williams, gift certificate for Pitch and Putt, Kimball Farms
38. Robert Rickless, gift certificate for Pitch and Putt, Kimball Farms
39. Chris Connors, gift certificate for Mini Golf, Kimball Farms
40. Sarah Baldwin, gift certificate for Mini Golf, Kimball Farms
41. Bob Prescott, gift certificate for two buckets of range balls, Kimball Farms
42. Nathaniel Kauppi, gift certificate for two buckets of range balls, Kimball Farms
43. Maureen Pettirossi, gift certificate, Wholesome Café
44. Lea Huxley, gift certificate, Wholesome Cafe