June 2, 2014. The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk is pleased to announce the sixth annual Duck Races, which will take place in the creek at the Banner Elk Town Park after the Fourth of July Parade. There will be many fine prizes awarded in each of the two races, with first prize in each race being $500. Tickets are one for $5 or five for $20 and can be purchased from Kiwanis members who will be canvasing the community. You can also call John Heinlein, Kiwanis Trearurer at 828-260-2814 to purchase tickets.
The Banner Elk Kiwanis Club was started in 1968 and has annually provided funds of approximately $40,000-$50,000 to schools, nonprofit agencies including Feeding Avery Families, Volunteer Avery County and RAM; and organizations such as Smart Start, 4-H Club and Little League.
Big Duck Games, the title sponsor of this year’s Duck Race makes family-friendly mobile games. Flow Free, an addicting puzzle game, is the company’s most popular app with over 100 million downloads. It is available for Apple, Android, Amazon and Windows devices. Visit www.FlowFree.com to download.
Big Duck Games was founded in 2012 by husband-wife team of Michael and Sharon Newman. It started as a side project while both were working at Microsoft. With the success of their game Flow Free, both Michael and Sharon now focus on their company full time.
Michael has been visiting Banner Elk since he was a child.
“We are so excited to support the Kiwanis Club’s efforts to fundraise and give back to schools and other worthy causes in Avery County,” said Mike and Sharon.
Other Duck Race Sponsors include John Wright, The Sterling Company, The Summit Group of the Carolinas, Creative Printing and Highlands Union Bank.