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Duck Derby winners

July 11, 2011

(Photo by Megan Reiter/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

George C. Brown Community Pool lifeguards help ducks toward the finish line Sunday during the annual Duck Derby that benefits the pool. "Duckmaster" Brian Smith picks the winners from the water as they make it through the gate. SPLASH has been holding the event for over a decade, and it started out in the Mahoning Creek but has since moved to the pool. Over 750 tickets were sold this year, and all proceeds go toward the pool's maintenance and upkeep. "We're proud of our community for supporting the pool," SPLASH member Paula Quick said, adding that SPLASH also thanks all of the event sponsors. Sunday was a free swim day at the pool, where the water temperature was 78 degrees. In addition to daytime hours, the pool is also open until 8 p.m. Thursdays.

Duck Derby winners:
1) Elsie Snyder, $500 cash
2) Eric Kerestesy, $200 cash
3) Glenn Moore, $100 cash
4) Lisa Switlick, Pool party for up to 25 people at the George C. Brown Community Pool
5) Thomas Strawn, Spirit gift bag with one-year subscription donated by The Punxsutawney Spirit
6) Judy Redding, 10 car wash coupons donated by Elk Run Car Wash
7) Ann Dehgan, $200 in McDonald’s gift certificates
8) Diane Johnston, five Pittsburgh Zoo tickets donated by WPXZ
9) Mary Steele, five Pittsburgh Zoo tickets donated by WPXZ
10) Doug Conrad, five Pittsburgh Zoo tickets donated by WPXZ
11) Seth Michaels, five Pittsburgh Zoo tickets donated by WPXZ
12) Cammy Knarr, $50 savings bond donated by First Commonwealth Bank
13) Larry Depp, $50 Wal-Mart gift certificate donated by Dr. States
14) Libby Gianvito, $75 Johnston’s Furniture gift certificate
15) Nancy Hetrick, $25 Wizards Workshop gift certificate
16) Bessie Depp, Jackson Theater family movie passes donated by the Punxsutawney Area Community Center
17) Susan Glessner, Jackson Theater family movie passes donated by the Punxsutawney Area Community Center
18) Charles Smith, $25 Wal-Mart gift certificate
19) R. Billett, $20 Steve’s Greenhouse gift certificate
20) Brenda Abraham, $10 Mahoning Valley Milling Co. gift certificate
21) Mel Petrovsky, $80 in restaurant gift certificates, C&S Restaurant, Pizza Town, Wendy’s and Frank N’ Steins

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