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Literacy Highland Lakes Rubber Ducky Race is April 14 During Burnet Bluebonnet Festival

You can 'sponsor' a rubber duck in the April 14 race for $5 each or $20 for a quack pack of 20. Winners receive prizes. Proceeds benefit Literacy Highland Lakes. The Rubber Ducky Race takes place April 14 during the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

BURNET — With a little more than a week to go, the area rubber duckies are stepping up their training. They know the course they face is among the most challenging — for rubber duckies.

It’s their moment to shine, and they want to make a big splash.

These athletes are preparing for the annual Literacy Highland Lakes Rubber Ducky Race on Saturday, April 14, at Hamilton Creek Park during the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival. The duckies get racing at approximately 12:30 p.m (just after the main parade) at the park, located one block west of U.S. 281 on Jackson Street.

The Rubber Ducky Race is one of Literacy Highland Lakes’s main fundraisers. People can “sponsor” ducks for $5 each or $20 for a “quack pack” of five.

At the race, organizers release the ducks into Hamilton Creek then they’re off and swimming with the top finishers earning their sponsors prizes. The rubber duckies don’t want to let their sponsors down, so you might find them training across the Highland Lakes. While those ducks look calm above the surface, they’re working hard just below as they try to get their legs ready for the big race.

Literacy Highland Lakes provides adult education services such as citizenship test preparation, high school equivalency preparation, English as Second Language classes, and basic reading help. It offers classes throughout the Highland Lakes at no cost to students.

The Literacy Highland Lakes Rubber Ducky Race helps keep the services up and running.

The rubber duckies are in need of more sponsors. You can purchase tickets from any Literacy Highland Lakes volunteer, the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, or the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce.

Go to literacyhl.org for more information.

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