Ozark, MO - Saturday, June 28, 2014 was the Duck Waddle 5K benefiting Care to Learn. Care to Learn has touched the lives of over 11,000 children. In the Ozarks, 47% of students qualify for reduced price lunch and 27.3% of children are below the poverty level. Lack of proper hygiene is the number one reason for absences from school.
For thousands of Ozark and Nixa kids, education is an afterthought to survival. When basic needs go unmet, kids struggle to focus on studies. Worn out, poorly fitting clothes affect a kid's sense of belonging. Being made fun of leads to absenteeism and drop out. Poverty can alienate kids, making school a scary and lonely place.
These kids want to be accepted. Care to Learn's funds help schools meet the immediate needs of kids. We have the ability to do something about it.
Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and participants for helping to support suck a great cause.
If you're interested in finding out more information about the Sertoma Club, call their office at 863-1231 or drop by the Sertoma Building 318 S Campbell. The Sertoma Club meets for lunch every Friday at noon at the Sertoma Building. Join us.
Events will be going on all day, so stick around for the fun!
1:30 – 3:30 PM Mainstage: Magnetik South
4:00 – 5:30 PM Mainstage: The Verbing Nouns
6:00 PM Duck Race
7:00 – 8:30 PM Mainstage: Howie & The Hillcats
8:30 – 9:30 PM NAPA Auto Parts "Duckman" Beard Contest and Duck Race Awards
9:30 PM (dark) Fireworks