Feeling Lucky? Thousands Put Their Money on a Rubber Duck

<p>2013 Baker Boyer Ducky Derby</p>

2013 Baker Boyer Ducky Derby

<p>More than 15,000 rubber ducks take a swim.</p>

More than 15,000 rubber ducks take a swim.

<p>Ducks dropped into Mill Creek</p>

Ducks dropped into Mill Creek

Thousands of rubber ducks took a swim down Walla Walla’s Mill Creek Saturday afternoon.

The 16th annual Baker Boyer Ducky Derby was held at Walla Walla Community College.

This year’s top prize was $10,000 cash or a new Toyota Pickup, followed by 19 other fabulous prizes provided by area businesses.

All the proceeds from the annual ducky derby go to the Exchange Club of Walla Walla for child abuse prevention and to support programs that encourage youth all over the Walla Walla Valley.

This year, 15,369 ducks were sold resulting in $59,010 raised in ticket sales.

The winners and prizes are:

1. Dennis Saul, $10,000 cash or new Toyota Tacoma pickup from Abajian Motors & the Walla Walla Exchange Club Foundation

2. Mary Ward, ¾ Carat Total Weight Diamond Earrings from Martin’s Jewlers

3. Don Veverka, Performance iForm office chair from Total Office Concepts

4. Juan Esparza, $555 Breakfast at Stone Hut, $555 Dinner at Red Monkey

5. Michelle Isitt, $1,000 gasoline from Zip Zone

6. Jerry Ledford, 1 year family membership to YMCA

7. Susan Small, $500 Annual Pass & $250 Private Party with Unlimited Jumper from Jumpin’ Jellybeanz

8. Michelle Buroker, 3-speed Electra cruiser from Allegro Cyclery

9. Nelson Irrigation (company winner), Gift package from Walla Walla Sweets Baseball

10. Jane Potter, $500 In Store Credit at Hot Poop music store

11. Lee Walmsley, $500 Prize Certificate from Les Schwab

12. Debbie Wernette, $500 prize package from Wildhorse Resort & Casino

13. Alison Schwarzkopf, Trip for 2 to Whistlin’ Jack Lock, compliments of Pepsi Bottling Group

14. Pat Johnson, $320 Gift Certificate from Wine Valley Golf Course

15. Al Statler, $300 Gift Certificate for area rug from Cost Less Carpet

16. Trish Vargas, Watch & Bracelet Set from Falkenberg’s

17. Debbie Fortney, Party with cake at/from YWCA – Ice Chalet

18. Celia Martin, Maui Jim sunglasses from Valley Vision

19. Betty Lodmell, $250 Gift Certificate from Wenzel Nursey

20. Julie Reese, Private Party for 25 at/from Sweet Putt