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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ponteland Duck Race 2010

The annual Duck Races on the river Pont took place in glorious late summer sunshine.  The Rotary Club organised another great event despite the bouncy castle not turning up and the river flowing at an all time low.  Families enjoyed the ice cream, tunes from the fairground organ and saw how Rotary help disaster victims through their box scheme.  The Rescue service were there showing off their new vehicle.  The ducks don’t fly and winners are at the mercy of river flow and windy gusts but Rotarians were out in their wellies to speed the contestants.
By Muriel Sobo