Ducky Day 2014 was, thanks to all the great volunteers and members, a resounding success once again. 597 rubber ducks made their way down the Stevens River. They were carefully watched by our talented duck minders and scooped up at the end by our brave duck catchers. A new system for organizing the first ducks over the line was in place this year leading to a speedy announcement of the winning names. Thank you so much to everyone who donated prizes. There was a wonderful selection of beautiful, creative and even delicious prizes to choose from.
Evan Perkins volounteered to demonstrate blacksmithing in the blacksmith shop. Scott Ordway also generously donated his time and skill and demonstrated the workings of our engine lathe. We appreciate your help, Scott and Evan! Both of these activies were of great interest to the crowd. Teaching people about the many trades and products that have come from the mill is a very important part of our mission. And it's fun!
We sold 106 Quack Packs (5 ducks for 20 dollars) so that is a very popular feature. Thank you to Hiram Allen and Eric Esser for building the water tub - crafted at the mill - which brought in $102. Our total profit for 2014 was $3577, all of which is dedicated to the upkeep of this great historic mill.