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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sam Perkins (white shirt top), the Catawba Riverkeeper, and volunteers set up a plastic screen in Little Sugar Creek to hold back more than 1,000 rubber ducks were later released down Little Sugar Creek on Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sam Perkins (white shirt left), the Catawba Riverkeeper, and volunteers set up a plastic screen in Little Sugar Creek to hold back more than 1,000 rubber ducks were later released down Little Sugar Creek on Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $29 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sam Perkins, the Catawba Riverkeeper, and volunteers set up a plastic screen in Little Sugar Creek to hold back more than 1,000 rubber ducks were later released down Little Sugar Creek on Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $29 for 5 and $75 for 20. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    John Boal, with the Carolina Raptor Center, released a red shouldered hawk next to the lake in Freedom park as part of the Catawba Riverkeepers foundation Rubber Duck Race fundraiser Saturday. More than 1,000 rubber ducks were released down Little Sugar Creek Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sam Perkins (bottom left), Catawba Riverkeeper, Ben King (top center) and Ben Fulton (right) picked trash out of Little sugar Creek Saturday prior to the Rubber Duck Race. they found a tool box, a tire, golf balls and even a toy action figure. More than 1,000 rubber ducks were released down Little Sugar Creek Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sam Perkins (bottom left), Catawba Riverkeeper, Ben King (top center) and Ben Fulton (right) picked trash out of Little sugar Creek Saturday prior to the Rubber Duck Race. they found a tool box, a tire, golf balls and even a toy action figure. More than 1,000 rubber ducks were released down Little Sugar Creek Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Ben Fulton carries garbage bags filled with rubber ducks to the staging area on Little Sugar Creek as it runs through Freedom Park. More than 1,000 rubber ducks were released down Little Sugar Creek Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Anna Ficke, 20 months, grabs bean bags tossed by her father, Corey Ficke, brother, Marshall Ficke, 4, and mother, Kortny Ficke, Saturday in Freedom Park during the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation fundraiser. More than 1,000 rubber ducks were released down Little Sugar Creek Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Six-year-olds Teagan Reilly (left) and Ansley Needham (right), eagerly lick raspberry popsicles Saturday in Freedom Park during the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation fundraiser. More than 1,000 rubber ducks were released down Little Sugar Creek Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Lakshmi Madineni, 6, and his mother Kamal Madineni Sandhya Challa help demonstrate how water moves and gathers over a plastic relief map in Freedom Park Saturday during the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation fundraiser. More than 1,000 rubber ducks were released down Little Sugar Creek Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Sam Perkins (white shirt top), the Catawba Riverkeeper, and volunteers set up a plastic screen in Little Sugar Creek to hold back more than 1,000 rubber ducks were later released down Little Sugar Creek on Saturday July 12, 2014 as part of the Catawba Riverkeeper's annual Rubber Duck Race in Freedom Park. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $20 for 5 and $75 for 20. Ducks for the fundraiser cost $5 for 1, $29 for 5 and $75 for 20. The nonprofit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation advocates for the health, protection and enjoyment of the Catawba River watershed. The Carolina Raptor Center released a red shouldered hawk that had been orphaned in South Carolina as part of the event.
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