Literacy Highland Lakes


Rubber ducks ready to race

It’s time again for the Literacy Highland Lakes Rubber Ducky Race, the group’s annual fundraising event.

This year’s race will be held on Saturday, April 13, immediately following the Blue Bonnet Parade on the Square.

The ducks will be racing at Hamilton Creek at approximately 12:30 p.m. Bring the whole family out to watch the ducks cross the finish line.

Individual tickets are $5. For $20, a 5-ticket “Quack Pack” can be purchased. Sponsorships are noted on Literacy Highland Lakes website and in a thank you ad in local newspapers.

Through the community’s generosity with sponsorships and ticket purchases, the volunteers at LHL provide free classes in high school equivalency and free citizenship preparation.

As the demand rises, there is a growing need for computers, study materials, calculators and other basic supplies, and the Rubber Ducky Race is key to providing the tools needed for continued success.


Rubber Ducky Race this Saturday

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.

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