ANNUAL KISMET DUCK RACE ‘13
by Jeannie & Joanne
Text by Jeannie
Dressed for the occasion
The crowd gets into it
Double fisted bettor
Can I help you?
Mine will win!
A good vantage point
Can I put it in now?
Let’s see - whats a good opening spot
I want it HERE
Boulton ready to start the race
What’s an event without Altieri’s mellifluous voice?
A heavy bettor
Sam & Cody rack’em up
OK! Lets go……..
Where’s my duck?
One breaks out of the pack
Clear the field
Vic is on it!
Are you sure that was the one?
Deciding at the winners table
The Big Winner – a suite at the Ducks game
What do you think the odds are?
I can play too?
Wow! This is fun! When do we go to the track?
Notes from organizers Joe & Joanie
It raised about $2300 thanks to overwhelming numbers attending the
event. It was so popular some extra rubber racing ducks snuck in to some
races with numbers on them that had not been sanctioned by the KFDAA or KFDA
and are thought to have been on performance enhancing drugs. There will
be a complete investigation before they are allowed to race again. So far
we are enforcing an 11 month ban.
As always the major players are Frank Boulton owner of LI Ducks
(please mention that), the donator of all prizes and spirited announcer of the
races. Also of course are Joe McKeehan the organizer, Sam Wood
& Cody Baker (builders of the track and workers of the starting
gate) and myself doing whatever. Volunteers were wide ranging: Victor
Liotta/Joe Mck on finish line and Lauren Dennis posting the results. Myrna
U. and Chris Rosenblum on ticket sales, Rosie & Taylor Liotta on prize
distribution, Kellie Bertucci handling BOTH 50/50's ($20/$50), Summerwind Cindy
& Jennifer on duck handling along with Cheryl Licari, Rudy & Patty, and
Patti Romanzi. In addition to flyer distribution (McK's, Lauren Dennis, Patty
Lyon, Sharon Sitone) we had last minute megaphone announcing and quacking
throughout town courtesy of Chief Dominic and John Altieri. As you know this is
probably the most frenetic 45 minutes of the year in Kismet - it looks easy but
a lot of planning goes into it. I hope I didn't leave anyone out - if
so, our apologies. It just gets so crazy.