PORT ANGELES: Rubber ducks ready to race

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Every dollar invested in the Great Olympic Duck Derby is apparently worth its weight in rubber ducks.

The Olympic Memorial Hospital Foundation proved that Wednesday when it announced $134,835 was raised last year to purchase non-budgeted equipment for Olympic Memorial Hospital.

In what has become a tradition, the foundation's president and executive director stood before Olympic Medical Center commissioners to document the residuals from the foundation's annual fund-raising efforts, including the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby — the major source of the foundation's contributions to the hospital.

The 2001 event, scheduled for noon Sunday, is expected to keep the tradition afloat.

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