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.