We judged the ducks and I awarded the prizes to the best decorated ones and overall winner of the race. Such a lovely community event which was very well attended by University students and staff and some townsfolk. There was even a live band from South Africa playing called Red Tape Riot.
The winning duck, created by Ella (aged 9), was (what I am calling) the 'Angel Duck'. This duck impressed us with its three dimensional sparkling decorations! Well done Ella!
The winning duck created by an adult was Donald 'the Duck' Trump. A very worthy winner hand crafted by Justine Kibler. (This duck struggled to complete the race as it got stuck in the weeds somewhere...)
Here is Justine, Sir Anthony and me
And the duck that won the race was sponsored by Vi Russell whose duck was devoid of any decoration (which was probably one of the reasons it won!). Here is Martin, the University's Maintenance Foreman holding up her winning duck and a picture of Vi (sorry not one my most focused shots!) below.
There will be far, far better photos in the newspaper on Friday: all taken by the lesser spotted Steven Prouse!
All in all a fabulous event which I have not attended before. It was lovely to be there today.