Last year's loser takes grand prize at delayed Duck Derby

The derby went off without a hitch after a three week delay due to water flow conditions. The winner will be donating the prize money to the Guerrilla Gardeners and the Winters History Museum.

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By Mike Sebastian  After a three week delay, the Winters Youth Day Duck Derby took place in Putah Creek on Friday, May 17. Creek water flows finally slowed enough to allow for a safe, fun race. The proceeds from Duck sales go to the annual event held the last Saturday in April. The winners of the 2019 Youth Day Duck Derby are, in last place, winning 12 ducks toward next year’s duck race is Stephanie Myers. Third place winner of $150 is Mark Rodriguez. Second place winner of $250 is Karen  Benson-Neil (The Neil Family); and the first duck to cross the finish line winning $500 is Bruce Guelden. Guelden had the last duck at the 2018 race, so he received 12 ducks for this race. This year, one of his ducks came in first. Guelden informed the Express of the $500 he won in the Duck Derby he will be donating half to the Guerilla Gardeners and half to the Winters History Museum. Duck Derby sponsors Carol and Ed Scianna, Chad Vickrey and Keith and Jude Kratzer retrieved all the ducks. The next Duck Derby is planned for Friday, April 24, 2020.]]>

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