There is nothing like Tradition!
And there is no better way to celebrate the Traditional Fourth of July in Highlands than taking part in the Rotary Club of Highlands Annual Barbecue and Duck Derby.
This year you can purchase your fabulous barbecue lunch at the Kelsey Hutchinson Founders Park and the Ball Field. The plentiful lunch will include pork or chicken barbecue, slaw, baked beans, chips, cookie, and a drink…all at the incredible price of $8. At Founders Park there will also be live music; and at the ball field there will be games and activities for the young and young at heart. Lunch will begin at 11:00 A.M. and continue until the barbecue is gone. Come early to be sure you get some!
The Duck Derby has been moved to 3:00 P.M. this year to ensure everyone can participate after enjoying their barbecue. This year there will be 1,500 ducks available to race. Ducks are $10 each, or a Quack Pack – five Ducks plus one for $50 or a Super Quack Pack – 10 Ducks plus three for $100. First Place will receive $400; Second Place, $200 and Third Place, $100. Ducks can be purchased at the barbecue in Founders Park or by calling Ron Waller at (828) 421-1313.
Profits from the Fourth of July Annual Barbecue and Duck Derby will support the activities of the Rotary Club of Highlands -- Dental Program at Highlands School, the Highlands School Academic and Athletic Banquets, College Scholarships, the Highlands School Interact Club, the Roteract Club, the Rotary Youth Exchange, Boy Scout Troop 207, plus the projects of Rotary International: Polio Plus, Alzheimer’s Research, and Stop Hunger Now.