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Rubber Ducky Race for Literacy is April 13 at Bluebonnet Festival

The annual Literacy Highland Lakes Rubber Ducky Race is slated for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, following the Bluebonnet Festival parade in Burnet. The race takes place in Hamilton Creek Park, located just west of the downtown square across U.S. 281. Tickets for rubber ducky sponsorships are $5 each or $20 for a set of five, also known as a ‘Quack Pack.' Call (512) 756-7337 to get tickets or inquire about race sponsorship opportunities. File photo

The rubber duckies are hard at work, getting into shape for their big race during the annual Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet.

It’s a big event in the rubber duckies’ lives, but it’s more important for adults working on literacy, GED preparation, English-language skills, and citizenship exam preparation. The Rubber Ducky Race, set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Hamilton Creek park in Burnet, is a major fundraiser for Literacy Highland Lakes.

There’s still time to sponsor a rubber ducky. Tickets are $5 per duck or $20 for a five-ticket “Quack Pack.”

At the start of the race, the rubber duckies will “swim” down Hamilton Creek to the finish line.

Literacy Highland Lakes provides free classes for area adults. The organization has a number of volunteers who help with the classes, even offering individual tutoring. For many adults in need of better reading skills, high school equivalency preparation, English speaking skills, and citizenship preparation, Literacy Highland Lakes is the only place to which they can turn.

Since its inception in 1987, Literacy Highland Lakes has opened doors to better lives for hundreds of area residents. It depends on donations from individuals, private foundations, businesses, organizations, and corporations.

The Rubber Ducky Race is a key to providing the tools needed for continued success of Literacy Highland Lakes.

There are two ways to help. You can purchase Rubber Ducky tickets or step up and be a race sponsor. For both, contact Literacy Highland Lakes at (512) 756-7337 or or visit the website. If you’re an adult in need of Literacy Highland Lakes services, contact the organization through those methods as well.

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