Owen wants Ducky Derby Legalized

By: Sean Towle
By: Sean Towle

When the Owen Junior Fair rolls around this weekend, it will be without one of it's most popular activities for the second year in a row.
What was once brought in 1500 dollars a year as a fundraiser for the town's after school program, went away when the after school group took the event on itself after the Lions Club had sponsored it in previous years.
"We applied for the gaming license and were told by the State Department of Gambling that Ducky Derbies were considered illegal raffles," Derby Organizer Penny Funk says.
State law says events that involve the elements of prize, chance and consideration are considered illegal gambling.
But it is up to local law enforcement to shut down any illegal 'Ducky Derby'.


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