Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. is proud to announce that the city of Santa Clarita officially proclaimed Oct. 12, 2019 as Rubber Ducky Festival Day.
At the City Council meeting held on Tuesday, the proclamation was made in honor of the upcoming 17th annual festival that will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Bridgeport Park in Valencia. This free, family event kicks off with live music from the band, Island Passion, and thousands of rubber ducks racing throughout the day to compete for grand prizes of $2,000, $1,000, $500, and 2 Disney Park Hopper Tickets.
With over 40 vendors, there will be plenty of great information, games, giveaways and raffle prizes to go along with a “Kid Zone” complete with a rock-climbing wall, mechanical bull, face-painting, balloon artists, outdoor skee-ball and basketball hoop, carnival games, and food trucks such as Keep on Grubbin, Del Solar Food Truck, Tainamite, and Kona Ice serving up a variety of dishes. Also returning this year is our “Duck-O-Ration” booth where kids can decorate their own rubber duck, enter it in the kids only duck race and win prizes.
Rubber ducks entered in the races are still available for adoption for as little as $5. An adoption of 7 ducks covers the entire visit for a person in need which can be a lifesaver. You can adopt online at www.sdfhc.org and www.dixonduckdash.com or visit our adoption booths on the day of the event.
All proceeds from this event go toward patient care services at SDFHC, which offers affordable, primary healthcare, dental and behavioral services for all residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.
SDFHC thanks our sponsors who support our mission and efforts to make this event a success: The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation-Title Sponsor, Mission Valley Bank, Mission View High School, Logix, First Presbyterian Church, Presto Pasta, Mission Renaissance, Starbucks, Hilton Garden Inn, Salon Centric, Mad Cap Balloons, and Annnd Action Photo Booth. Media Partners – KHTS AM 1220, FM 98.1, SCV TV, SOS Entertainment and 24/7 Events.
For more information about becoming a sponsor, to be vendor, or getting involved, contact Daisy Wyche at email@example.com or call (661) 257-2339 x 311.
About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.
SDFHC was established in 1980 in the community of Val Verde and named for long-time Val Verde resident and minister, the late Reverend Samuel Dixon. The mission of SDFHC is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary health care, dental, behavioral health and enrollment services to all residents of the Santa Clarita valley and nearby communities with a special emphasis on serving those who are underinsured, uninsured and of low income. Visit us at www.sdfhc.org.
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