Over $12K raised for PAC in July

Courtesy photo Pinedale Aquatic Center Secretary JJ Huntley, left, poses with Symon Carpenter, the first-place winner of the annual Great Pine Creek Duck Derby following the race on July 24.

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Friends of PAC, the local nonprofit that provides support for the Pinedale Aquatic Center, raised over $12,000 in donations for the PAC in July.

WyoGives Day, a statewide day of giving that resulted in over $2.2 million donated in the state this year, resulted in a total of $6,897.44 raised for the PAC. That includes donations and corresponding matches by the Hughes Charitable Foundation and Jack and Carole Nunn.

Friends of PAC also held the Great Pine Creek Duck Derby during the Wind River Mountain Festival. A total of 1,047 ducks were adopted. Symon Carpenter’s duck won the race, resulting in a $200 prize. Katharine Collins and her duck finished second. Dorothy Fornstrom’s duck earned the “ugly duckling” award, given to the duck that finishes last. Volunteers joined the fun to help the menacing regatta down low waters in Pine Creek.

Duck sales for the event resulted in more than $5,500.

Friends of PAC continue to raise funds all year and more information on its activities is available at www.welovepac.com.