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Annual Rubber Duck race coming July 16

By Staff | Jul 1, 2016

The Good Shepherd Caregivers is busy planning their upcoming fundraiser, a rubber duck race in the Town Run.

The race is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. Ducks will be dumped into the Run in front of McMurran Hall and make their way toward The Little House where they will be stopped. The first three ducks reaching the end of the race will be the big prize winners.

To put a face on the needs of Good Shepherd and how they fulfill those needs Director Paula Marrone-Reese shared a sample of a day:

“Today Ms. Julia called to schedule a ride to her weekly dialysis appointment. Since Monday is West Virginia Day, she was unsure if anyone would be able to help her get to this appointment. The urgency in her voice turned to calmness once she was assured that there was help to get her to and from her scheduled appointment. How relieved she was to hear that she would not have to use her grocery money to pay for the service.”

This is a common scenario for those using the services provided by volunteers in the “neighbor helping neighbor” programs at Good Shepherd Caregivers. So how does a business in today’s economy provide free services and how can you help to assure that these services continue?

Dave Spunich, chairman of the Good Shepherd Board of Directors wants all to know that attending local events sponsored by Good Shepherd is one way to lend a helping hand. One can find Dave at the local Street Fest sporting a duck costume and handing out information on the upcoming ducky race.

Who doesn’t love ducks? The place to be on July 16 is in Shepherdstown on the corner of German and King streets for the annual “Rubber Ducky Race” benefiting those who use services provided by Good Shepherd Caregivers.

Tickets are sold with each one representing a duck.

For more information on volunteering, donating and events please call Good Shepherd Caregivers at 304-876-3325 or find us at www.gsivc.org.