Posted by Barbara Beagle on Aug 06, 2021
On August 6 at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club, a large crowd gathered to celebrate the hard work of our Rotarians, the generosity of our sponsors, the service of our military volunteers, and the gift of the $16,000 Duck Race Grand Prize by John Johnson to Coffee Oasis and Children Of The Nations (see separate article). 
 
The Duck Race Gala, a Great Gatsby themed event, was a fun filled, inspiring evening of celebration, giving and gratitude!
Co-Presidents Jennifer Strong and Erin Shannon, pictured above with Rich Arper and his 1929 Hupmobile Model S, warmly welcomed us all and thanked everyone for their great efforts!
 
Chuck Kraining then hosted for the rest of the evening in his lighthearted and thoughtful manner!
 
Erin and Jennifer presented Duck Race Chair Christie Scheffer (above) with a Duck Crown and feather boa, and annointed her the Queen of Ducks!
 
Below, President Elect Cathy Bisaillon and husband Phil were all spiffed up – Gatsby style!
 
On right, Erin thanked Danny Guthrie (Rotarian Frank Guthrie’s son and Big Duck Wrangler extraordinaire) for all his help!
 
What’s the story behind the photos below?  Come to the Club Awards Rotary meeting on August 19 to find out!