Ducky and Turtle Regatta Fundraiser – And The Winners Are……. !!

Thanks to all our volunteers, turtle and duck racers, Boy Scouts, businesses who helped out with selling ducks and turtles, duck and turtle catchers on the Creek, folks and businesses who donated prizes and to everyone who just helped make this fun…and oh yeah…a very successful fundraiser for Elkin Valley Trails Association and Yadkin Valley Rotary.  And the winners are:

1st Place Alanna Hedrick 2 nights/Marriott

2nd Place Joan Vasata 2 nights/Cabins at Elkin Creek Vineyard

3rd Place Robin Turner Dinner/2 at 21 & Main

Debbie Hutchens Dinner/2 at Cracker Barrel

Olivia Teders Dinner/2 Taste of Country

Michael Wilson Winetasting/Carolina Heritage Vineyard

Debbie Whelan $25 Mary Kay Certificate

Mary Cheryl Smith $25 Yadkin Valley General Store

Charlie Rogan Dinner/2 Generations

Pam Mickey $10 Captain’s Galley

Gil Ripley  $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Allen Carroll  $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Tom Whelan  $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Ruth Ann Brown  $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Ken Jepper $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Wesley Nations $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Lori Gwyn $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Zim Zimmerman  $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate

Dave’s Antiques  $25 Wal-Mart Gift Certificate


EVTA and the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club will be holding a Ducky Derby and Turtle Regatta on the Elkin Creek on September 22 at 5pm during the Pumpkin Festival in Elkin.  To enter you must purchase a turtle or ducky for $5 each from selected Elkin business establishments or Rotary members.  Turtles and Duckies will also be sold at the Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Elkin.  There will be loads of prizes and all proceeds will go to EVTA and to the Yadkin Valley Rotary Club for great causes right here in Elkin.  No need to be present to win.  (But your assigned turtle or ducky has to swim fast)!

The race on the Elkin Creek will begin at the Shoe Factory Dam and the finish line will be under the Rt 268 bridge at the north end of Elkin’s Municipal Park.  Come cheer on your turtle or ducky on the future E&A Rail Trail along the Creek!

All PayPal donations from the EVTA website from August 22 til September 22 go to the Turtle and Ducky Regatta fundraiser race and will be shared with Yadkin Valley Rotary Club to benefit community projects.  Paypal donations after September 22 are for EVTA.

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