The Literacy Highland Lakes (LHL) Rubber Ducky Race returns as a highlight of the 33rd Annual Bluebonnet Festival on April 8-10 and tickets are already on sale.
The race of hundreds of bright yellow, numbered plastic ducks released into the waters of Hamilton Creek Park in Burnet. Prizes and bragging rights are involved, but participants know also the race is a primary fundraiser for LHL, according to Robbie Shader of the LHL.
The race follows the annual festival parade, but before the parade, “Mr. and Miss Literacy” are crowned and given a seat of honor on the LHL Rubber Ducky float. They are the two winners of an annual reading contest held in the elementary schools in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD).
Tickets for the race, each entering a ducky in the race, are on sale from LHL Board of Directors members for $5 each or a five-pack for $20. They are available also to merchants or sponsors who want to help with sales.