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Outdoors Ducks on the Tuck for New Century Scholars Sunday

Little yellow rubber ducks will race down the Tuckasegee River in a fun sporting event to raise money for Jackson, Macon and Swain county New Century Scholars.

The popular annual Ducks on the Tuck race will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The ducks will be dropped into Scotts Creek at the train depot bridge in Dillsboro. A racing duck can be “adopted” at Greening Up the Mountains in downtown Sylva on Saturday or at the race for $5. This year’s grand prize is a 40” flat screen television. Ducks will also be racing for more than 70 other prizes, which will be awarded at the finish line.

New Century Scholars is a community initiative to provide programming and opportunities for youth, starting in the seventh grade and serving them throughout middle school, high school and post-secondary education. Students who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to attend Southwestern Community College for five semesters without the cost of tuition and fees. After earning a degree at SCC, Western Carolina University has partnered with the program to provide an additional two years with this same guarantee.

For more information about the New Century Scholars program, contact Pamela Judson at (828)339-4477 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





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published: 10/18/2013
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