2014 Duck Race Winners Announced!  
The 2014, 3rd Annual Powow River Duck Race was a complete success. As a great finale to a weekend of Amesbury Days events, the 2014 rubber ducky sprint lived up to all its hype. The evening was absolutely perfect, as you couldn't have demanded a better summer day. In fact, the weather - specifically the lack of rain - had been so beautiful throughout the lead-up to Amesbury Days that the start of the race had to be delayed to allow more time for the waters of Lake Gardner to rush past their flood gates and provide the needed power to propel thousands of ducks down the falls of the Powow River. Around 4:30 pm, a front-end loader located on the Pond Street Bridge of the Upper Millyard dumped 2,300+ rubber ducks into the river to commence the race. Before we go any further, this year's race would not be possible to put on without the generous help of the following sponsors:
Stoneridge Properties
1st Payroll, Inc.
Align Credit Union
Arc Technologies
Dolan Financial Services
Edward Jones Investments
Institution for Savings
Newburyport Bank
Northern Essex Community College
The race was a quick rush over the falls to the finish line directly under the footbridge on the backside of the Ale House and No. 8 Kitchen & Spirits. The top 3 winners of this year's race will be taking home $1,000 cash, 4 Red Sox Tickets vs. the Los Angeles Angels and 4 Boston Duck Tour Tickets. Thanks to thoughtful donations by members of the Club, Amesbury Rotary was more than happy to provide prizes for the top 28 finishers of the race. The top finishers of the 2014 Powow River Duck Race are as follows:
1. Duck #1378 - Jay Knapp - $1,000 Cash
2. Duck #1026 - Roy Hamond - 4 Red Sox Tickets vs. The Los Angeles Angeles of Anahiem
​3. Duck #1181 - Brian & Trish Butler - 4 Boston Duck Tour Tickets
4. Duck #1074 - Francis Blood
5. Duck #308 - Phaelan Gadd
​6. Duck #1571 - 1st Payroll's Autumn Gadd
​7. Duck #1165 - Brian & Trish Butler
8. Duck #691 - Newburyport Bank
9. Duck #1511 - Heidi Holmes
10. Duck #752 - Haverhill Chamber
11. Duck #769 - Haverhill Chamber
12. Duck #2185 - Martha Leavitt
13. Duck #759 - Haverhill Chamber
14. Duck #1682 - Cheryl Keim
15. Duck #1001 - Darrell Taylor
16. Duck #736 - Newburyport Bank
17. Duck #1492 - Alex Colon
18. Duck #1856 - David Frick
19. Duck #628 - Align Credit Union
20. Duck #1930 - ARC Technology
21. Duck #1713 - Peter Hoyt
22. Duck #1237 - Matt Sherrill
​23. Duck #602 - Align Credit Union
24. Duck #1451 - Brian Thurlow
​25. Duck #294 - Derek Lively
26. Duck #1025 - Roy Hamond
27. Duck #1325 - Peter Corrigan
​28. Duck #167 - Jane Hoggard
​Thank you again, to all those who raced, helped, contributed, participated, spectated, donated, and thought of us! Have a wonderful rest of Amesbury Days, and we can't wait to see you next year for the 4th Annual Powow River Duck Race. If you are one of the top 28 winners, we will be getting in touch with you over the next few days to inform you of your prize, and where you can pick it up! If you haven't heard from us, please feel free to email us at AmesburyRotary@gmail.com.
See you next year!!!