Across the Area

Ducks raise money; splash pad cools off

THE DUCK-A-THON this weekend in Huntington Beach raised money for a community clinic (OC Tribune photo).

Everything was ducky this weekend as the Huntington Beach Pier as the 25th annual Duck-A-Thon was held Friday through Sunday to raise money for the AltaMed’s Huntington Beach Community Clinic.

There was a food-tasting event Friday, the Duck Drop on Saturday where about 4,000 small ducks – personalized and selling for $10 each – were dropped from the pier and rode the tides toward the shore. The first 60 won a prize. On Sunday, the larger corporate ducks raced.

The clinic offers care to thousands of uninsured and medically underserved patients each year. It’s located at 8041 Newman Ave. #200, near Beach Boulevard and north of Talbert Street.


The Splash Pad in Sigler Park in Westminster will open for the season on Saturday, May 27. Hours of operation will be from 12-5 p.m. on weekends May 27 to June 18, and daily starting on June 24 and continuing through Sept. 4

The facility is located at 7200 Plaza St. in Westminster, south of Westminster Boulevard. It’s also available for private rentals for $125 ($100 for Westminster residents) and a $50 refundable deposit. The fee is good for two hours of exclusive use of the splash pad with to staff attendants and up to 50 guests.

For more information, call (714) 895-2860.


The Huntington Beach Public Works Department will hold an open house on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m. as part of the regular Surf City Nights event on Main Street.

There will be exhibits, games, giveaways, equipment displays and more. The display area will be on Walnut Street between Olive Street and Pacific Coast Highway.



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