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12th annual Great Cowley Duck Dash a success


Duck DashHelping support the Cowley College Cowley College Foundation, close to 400 people attended the 12th annual Great Cowley Duck Dash held Saturday at Cowley College’s McAtee Dining Center.


The event featured a duck race and duck squat. All totaled, the Great Cowley Duck Dash has raised almost $180,000 for student scholarships over the past 12 years.


The event, which was planned to be held at Spring Hill Farms in Winfield, had to be moved to the Cowley College campus due to the excessive amount of rain that fell at the farm during the week.


“Although the weather did not cooperate prior to the Duck Dash, it was absolutely beautiful weather Saturday evening,” said Shannon Massey, director of Alumni and Cowley College Foundation. “The McAtee Dining Center and the Tony Buffo Plaza are a great backup when we are not able to be at Spring Hill Farms.”


The ducks were raced on Thursday and the video of the races were shown during dinner on Saturday. Cowley College president Dr. Patrick J. McAtee entertained the crowd as the emcee for the races.


Libby Palmer was the winner of the duck race and the $1,000 cash prize. Deb Schaller was the winner of the duck squat and won $500. There were also more than 20 door prize winners at the event, while Ish Farid provided musical entertainment.


Great Western Dining provided dinner for those attending the event.


“The food was wonderful once again,” Massey said.


Massey was grateful for everyone that helped make the event a success.