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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 5la Ducks race through the rapids and into the calm waters during the Lucky Duck Race on the Feather River. Photos Susan Jacobson The Portola city park is filled as people shopped at the nearly 40 vendors offering items during the event. Nearly 70 runners take off at the start of the 5k and 10k Willie Tare Memorial River Run. Grandfather Rudy Mlakar proudly stands Trent with Trent's winning catch in the Derby. beside his grandson Railroad Days Bass RR DAYS, from page 1 B cars in the parking lot at one stump into a cute bear to the point during the day, it on-lookers amazement. appeared that attendance The co-ed softball six-team color guard and got the was steady and smiles tourney played throughout crowd energized, showed the enjoyment that the weekend at the ball fields Nakoma General Manager came from train rides, hands with Three Average Joes Dan Gallagher announced on displays and big enginefrom Reno facing the Hot the line of classic cars, fun, Spots from Quincy. At the motorized lazy boy chairs, As the heat turned up, theend of the day the Three antique tractors, emergency annual Lucky Ducky Race Average Joes ended up on vehicles, local service offered a riverfront spot to top with the win. organizations and businesses cool down. Wild West Gunfights that made up the nearly 50 Hundreds of yellow rubber entertained the crowd over entries that paraded through ducks sped along in the flow both days of the event town. of the current bobbing staging historical and As the parade ended, all quickly to win the race. hysterical reenactments. The those present headed over to Parent volunteers from theBadges, Bandits and the Portola city park to check Portola Pre-School Parent Bloomers from Reno put on out the offerings from 40 Cooperative anxiously shows that caught the vendors and their wares, rescued ducks that strayed as attention of all ages. Music played, children they raced toward the finish Perhaps a future racecar whooshed down the obstacle line under the bridge. A driver was born during the course set up by the Rotary group of dads scooped out the inaugural pedal car races and many enjoyed the free winners with Julie's duckythat had steady participation admission to the city pool. in first, Sharon's (from all day long. With Kylie, the Activities ranged from a Sharon's caf6) duck in second winner of the B to 9 age Closest to the Hole contest, to and Diane's duck was third, division showing true racing a fly-casting contest and The remaining ducks were prowess as she put up the dunk tank. scooped from the water andfastest time of the day. A free shuttle carried deposited in buckets on the Bands played throughout spectators from the park to shore, the day with Blue Haven downtown and then on to the The Williams family of bringing the concert to an Western Pacific Railroad Bear Butt Carvings offeredend, as the park remained Museum. live demonstrations of their fuU into the night. The museum offered free chainsaw cutting craft, Sunday morningbegan admission. With over 100 expertly transforming a plain early with the Willie Tate DUFFERS FOR DOGS A Golf Benefit for . 4 t al Sunday, October 4, 2015 9"30 alO:0 e:i:tr: Hole-In-0ne prizes, 11:00 am Shotgun Start a Trip for Two, including _A m,tt'n Contests 4:00 pm Awards & Hearty Appetizers "Ilu *U'0~I de the Circte ,, "" Insl a Raffle and more! Entry Fee: $125 each* *Over 50% of your entry fee goes to the dogs at HSAR www.highsierraanimalrescue.org 530-832-4727 events@highsierraanimalrescue.org Memorial River Run starting promptly at 8 a.m. to take advantage of the cool morning air. The runners, ages 6 to 88, enjoyed the early start with many commenting on the weather and the course being perfect. Participants were mostly local, but entries from Reno, Washington and as far as Mississippi participated. Forest Gump may have even been spotted running along the river that morning. The overall winners of the 5k and the 10k were both from Reno. Ryan Ress won the 5k with a time of 18:23. Jeff Huxhold easily won the 10k with a time of 35:07. The two are running friends who train together for marathons. Both have participated in the Willie Tate run for several years. As the morning began to turn into afternoon, just an hour before the end of the Bass Derby, grandfather Rudy Mlakar and grandson Trent Mlakar came running in with two bass to be weighed. Trent caught the record bass with his 18-inch, 3 pound, 10.5 ounce bass. The winning bass, and all but one caught over the weekend, survived being caught and were released into the beautiful Feather River. Overall, the weekend was rated a success for every activity, according to organizers. Each committee member shared details of how to build on that success, and make next year's event even bigger and better. Ryan summed it up saying, "This is truly a community event with local businesses donating equipment and prizes, the city staffthat goes above and beyond working in the event and the support of all of the volunteers made the event so successful and continues to raise the bar. "We were truly pleased with strong participation and look forward to the event next year," said Ryan. Mark your calendars now for next year's event to be held the fourth weekend in August, 2016. First 100" Defensible Space Chain Saw Work Field Mowing Certified Hand Crews Yard Raking Gutter Cleaning, etc. Certified Wildland Fire Engines Weedeating Tree FREE ESTIMATES! D.R. Mowing Chipping Trimming & Felling Call the experts 530.253.0110 or 530.249.0757 emaih highsierrafire@frontiernet.net Visit our website: HIGHSIERRAFIRE.COM Licensed. Insured. Workers Comp. and References Available. Accepting Credit Cards.