Mark your calendars for the return of several thousand rubber ducks to race in Lake Glendale. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale is sponsoring the seventh annual “Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash” to be held at the inflatable Lake Glendale in Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kiwanis President Bruce Hinckley kicked off the regular Kiwanis Club meeting last Friday to launch the KIDS race event campaign. Quackie the duck mascot was introduced to great applause and many photos. The Club members then divided themselves up into teams to sell duck race tickets, and work on projects at the Duck Splash. Each member was challenged to sell 40 race tickets.
The Duck Splash is a fun family event with food booths, rides, games, entertainment, kids activities and face painting in the park. What happens to all the duckies? All the adopted duckies will be placed in Lake Glendale, which spins them around and around. At the end of the spinning a slide is opened in the plastic lake and the duckies roar down. The very first duck down the slide wins $10,000 for its adopted family. Ducks 2 and 3 each win $1,000, and ducks 4 and 5 each win $500. Duck 6 wins a big-screen HDTV.