9/23/09: Rubber ducks race to raise money for youth

 Beth Vaughn, center, scoops up rubber ducks from Lake Taneycomo on Saturday afternoon during Junior Auxiliary of Taney County’s Rubber Ducky Drift, while Chris Wheat, left, and Linda Lewis, right, watch for stray ducks. Mindy Honey — Branson Tri-Lakes News

Beth Vaughn, center, scoops up rubber ducks from Lake Taneycomo on Saturday afternoon during Junior Auxiliary of Taney County’s Rubber Ducky Drift, while Chris Wheat, left, and Linda Lewis, right, watch for stray ducks. Mindy Honey — Branson Tri-Lakes News

Nearly 700 small, yellow rubber ducks drifted down Lake Taneycomo on Saturday afternoon, helping Junior Auxiliary of Taney County raise close to $5,000.

The ducks, which had each been adopted by various individuals, raced to the Bass Pro Shops boat dock at Branson Landing, with the first 10 ducks’ owners taking home a prize.

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