Saturday, October 15, 2016
8:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday, October 16
9:00am - 2:00pm
Omega Nu has 12 Northern California based chapters, each of which serves its own community through charity and service. The Santa Cruz Chapter of Omega Nu was established on April 4, 1903. Today, it is an entirely volunteer group of more than 40 women that hosts 2 annual fund raisers to benefit the community. 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly back to the Santa Cruz community. The Omega Nu Scholarship Program has provided $70,900 in grants to 46 scholarship recipients from local public high schools, Cabrillo College, and UC Santa Cruz that are now studying in California state colleges and universities each year. Since 1957, total scholarships funded for students is over $1.4 million.
Omega Nu, in cooperation with the City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, will present the 26th Annual Ducky Derby and Carnival in Friendship Gardens at Harvey West Park on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Adopt your Ducky Derby Duck today!
The event will be a fun-filled day of activities for children and adults, with exciting rubber duck races to be held throughout the day. In addition there will be food, carnival games, live music and local entertainment.
The highlight of the day's festivities will be the racing of 12,000 rubber ducks down a man made waterway. The races will be run in several heats and the day will culminate with the announcement of many winners. There are fabulous prizes to be won including gift certificates from many local businesses.
Admission is FREE! You can adopt your rubber ducks by clicking on the Adoption link on our home page!
The Omega Nu Scholarship program is one of the largest in Santa Cruz County. The program was established in 1957 to assist qualified students who are planning to attend public California universities or colleges. These scholarships are based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Over the past five years more than $230,000 has been awarded to local high school and college students. The amount awarded each year is dependent on the proceeds from the annual Omega Nu fund raisers. The eligibility and general requirements are listed below. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the local high school counseling offices.