Duck Derby, Kiddie Parade return

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Rubber ducks float down Putah Creek toward the finish line. (Kelly Linville/ Courtesy photo)

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With the return of the 84th annual Youth Day parade, so did the kick-off festivities of the traditional Duck Derby race and Kiddie parade. Nothing quite taps into the inner-child’s spirt like a race of rubber ducks down Putah Creek and seeing young children taking over Main Street.

This year’s Duck Derby accolades go to Steve Brown, whose duck glided across the finish line first. Brown’s duck was followed by ducks for Kara Maloney (second) and John Carbahal (third).

Bob Guerin’s duck was the last to float across the finish line. Guerin’s prize is a flock of ducks in next year’s Duck Derby race.

Kiddie Parade winners
Winters youth kicked off the Youth Day parade riding down Main Street on bikes, wagons, and some even driving battery-powered cars with their families walking behind.

Sweepstakes Award
Michol and Dallas

Decorated Bicycle
First: Sadie Balogh
Second: Alice, Scarlett and Blair Wales
Third: Everly Vice

Costume
First: Felicity Fernandez
Second: Lucy Gordon
Third: Noelle “Baby Yoda” Balogh

Wagon/Scooter
Tied First: MaryElla and LillyBelle Galabasa; Alessandra and Cesar Jesus Garcia
Third: Michol and Dallas

Group
First: Nora Nolan, Brooke Plechaty and Kira Olmos
Second: Brim Plechaty
Third: Fletcher Gordon

Mini Float
First: Emerson Skaggs
Second: Marcus Langum
Third: Raelynn, Lucas and Emerson Hagar

Total
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