Betsy Shinn wins $5K in 2020 Duckless Derby

    Juneau Radio Center's Richard Burns reads Betsy Shinn's name as the winner on Saturday.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - This year's Glacier Valley Rotary Club Duck Derby was a virtual affair thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The event, which is normally held at Twin Lakes, was a socially distanced affair at the studios of the Juneau Radio Center on Saturday.

    The club hosts the annual derby as a fundraiser to support many projects, including youth scholarships, upgrades to Riverside Rotary Park and more.

    A total of $10,000 was up for grabs, with a grand prize of $5,000 going to Betsy Shinn, who beat out 4,662 other ducks to win it all.

    The other winners were:

    • Ida Eliason - $1,000 plus 40,000 Alaska Air miles
    • Richard Rountree - $1,500
    • Jo Betts - $1,000
    • Bridget Lujan - $500
    • Max Mertz - $250
    • Melanie Terrill - $250
    • Denny DeWitt - $250
    • Roberto Aceveda - $125
    • John Modene - $125

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