Rotary Awards $10K During Saturday’s River Ruckus

Photographs by Nathan E. Webster III.

Team Haverhill’s  River Ruckus took place Saturday in downtown Haverhill. One of the highlights was the awarding of $10,000 to Donald Campbell of Haverhill who participated in the Haverhill Rotary Club’s Rubber Duck Regatta.

The $10,000 cash grand prize was donated by Rockingham Toyota, Honda, Scion of Salem, N.H. Campbell bought a “Quack Pack”—adopting 13 ducks for $50.

“Are you ____ing me?" he asked Rotary officials when notified of his win.

The second prize—a White Mountain / North Conway Escape for Two—went to Meredith Atwood of Haverhill. She bought a Flock, adopting 28 ducks for $100. Other prizes included two Red Sox Pavillion Club tickets, won by Michele Martin of Haverhill; Haverhill Country Club Round of Golf for 4, won by Jack Perrone of Haverhill; Golf for Four at Apple Hill Golf Cub, won by Paul Ferguson of Haverhill; and a “Day of Beauty,” featuring a haircut from Val Brothers Salon and a manicure and pedicure from the Nail Shoppe in Bradford, won by Adam Gardner of Methuen.

A fast moving thunderstorm briefly interrupted festivities, but music, activities and fireworks took place after a rainbow appeared over the Merrimack River.

Haverhill Rotary's Quacky mascot, too tired to swim, takes the dock ramp instead.

Haverhill Rotary's Quacky mascot, too tired to swim, takes the dock ramp instead.

Official Pace Car parked on Washington Street during River Ruckus.

Official Pace Car parked on Washington Street during River Ruckus.