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Grants Pass: The Little Southern Oregon Town That Could…and Did

The Great American Duck Race

Bear Tales of the Rogue Valley

 On September 27, Grants Pass, Oregon, population 23,003 raised $300,000 for local charities on a single day. Two major events were scheduled for the same Saturday and succeeded by aiming at distinctly different segments of the community.

The Great American Duck Race was a decidedly democratic affair. It represented 13,339 mostly local residents adopting ducks, of the yellow rubber variety, for $10.00 each. The event grossed more than $133,000 dollars with $120,000 going directly to a new Sports Park, courtesy of three local Rotary Clubs.

The BearFest 2003 was a highly successful fine art auction benefiting 21 local charitable organizations. It depended on fewer donors, but the twenty one winning bids totaled $175,500. Life-size fiberglass bear statues became blank canvases for the artistic vision of local painters, sculptors and designers. Each bear was sponsored by a local business. The total proceeds from each successful bid goes directly to a local charity chosen by the sponsor. Evergreen Federal Bank was the major sponsor and project coordinator of BearFest 2003.

Those involved with both fund-raising events agree, "Grants Pass is a very generous community." If actions speak louder than words, the impressive $309,490 raised is hollering at the top of its lungs for other communities to take notice.

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