The sixth annual Duck Day rolled out the red carpet to welcome back the ducks that call Assumption home from April to November. The annual event raised more than $850 for Britney Gengel’s Poorest of the Poor Fund. The fund was established in memory of Britney Gengel, a college student from Rutland who died in the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti in January. One of Britney’s cousins, Assumption student Vanessa Kusy, alerted Duck Day organizers to the Be Like Brit Poorest of the Poor Fund.
More than 200 children from Flagg St. and Nelson Place elementary schools sported duck caps as they cheered the return of the ducks. The Student Activities office, sponsor of Duck Day, provided duck hats to the children, as well as cupcakes and cookies to decorate. Proceeds from the sale of Duck Day t-shirts, hats and rubber duckies on campus were donated to the fund.
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