Yellow Derby Ducks Inspire Orange Art at Historical Museum
The first Dunedin Rubber Duck Derby at Weaver Park ended with a pleasant surprise for the Dunedin Historical Museum.
The sea of yellow at Dunedin's first Rubber Duck Derby over the weekend must have had an inspiring affect.
"We had a surprise when we arrived at the museum Monday morning," said Dunedin Historical Museum spokeswoman Lisa Bosley.
She said Dunedin's orange artist Steve Spathelf painted one on the door of the old train station, where the museum operates, that features "a little yellow duck in a Derby hat!"
The benefit for Dunedin Historical Museum saw at least 618 rubber ducks floating to shore from the pier at Weaver Park on May 19, Bosley wrote in an email. All those ducks, took five volunteers (some from the Dunedin High National Honor Society), some in kayaks and stand-up paddles, to corral them toward the finish line.
The race winners were:
- First place: "Dorance Duck," sponsored by Herb Donald
- Second place: "Dialect Duck," sponsored by Bill Williger
- Third place: "Danish Duck," sponsored by Ed Wadas
First place winner Herb Donald even donated his prize money to the museum, Bosley said.
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