Colden School Annual Duck Race
Added Monday, 21 May 2007
Monday 28th May
It's May and time once again for the Colden School Annual Duck Race. Held at the New Delight Inn, Jack Bridge on Monday 28th May the Duck Race is a fun afternoon out.
The three celebrity ducks get to know each other
Along with the Race, there are stalls and activities a plenty for all the family, including Pony Rides, Beat the Goalie, face painting and Tombola. For those who missed the Blackshaw Head sale there will be a chance to buy hardy locally grown plants from the Colden Plant Sale, and as always there will be a Cake stall selling a huge variety of tasty treats.
There are also plenty of family prizes to be won at the FOCS and Colden Playgroup Grand Raffle, including days out to Eureka, Magna and the Jorvik Viking Center in York. The winners of the Poster Competition held by Blackshaw Head Slower Speed Campaign will also be announced at the Duck Race.
Several celebriducks were a bit chicken and turned down the invitation to dip their toes in the chilly Colden Water. However, we are pleased to announce that the challange has been taken up by three Celedreducks hoping to boost their careers.
Diamante Duckyliscious was last seen on 'Big Brother'. Famous for being famous, Diamante is more at home in a hot tub than a northern river. When asked what she thought of a swim in Colden Water Diamante said "Well I've 'ad a baff in Perrier Water - it's the same fing innit?"
In his defence, Greenweed said that "My taking part in this Duck Race can only benefit the community. I'm unique! Ornithologists and other nature loving tourists will travel to Colden just to see me and that will bring more money into the area. I can't understand why people are so against me. I'm bound to win the race - that Elvis is just a bit Flash, and as for Diamante......well, I can't see her wanting to wet her feathers with the locals!"
With such big egos competing for a winning place amongst the regular 500, the excitement is building for this year's race.
We would like to say a big thank you to all the local shops and businesses who have donated prizes to us, including Bronte Boats, Blazing Saddles, Studio Seven, Silly Billy's, Jules Pottery and Flying Saucers.