The second annual Loon Drive at the Adirondack Interpretive Center was a great success! Despite the rainy weather all participants and staff had a great time. Loons are prevalent in the Adirondacks so….instead of having a traditional duck race (with classic yellow rubber ducks) to raise funds….the AIC had special rubber loons made by CelebriDucks to make their fund raiser unique!
With a high tide and fast moving water the first loon crossed the finish line in under 20 minutes, decimating last year’s record of just over 40 minutes. The first flock of loons floated through the gates with speed and agility, while others paced themselves and took frequent stops in the eddies and sedges along the shoreline. The Loon Brigade (composed of volunteering ESF students) herded stragglers out of eddies and through the rapids of Sucker Brook to ensure the safe arrival of all loons to the finish line.
Lucky Loon #6 is the winner! Congrats to Carl and Carol Turner!
Special thanks to all those who contributed to this unique duck race! See you next year! For more info on the Adirondack Interpretive Center click here.