We are excited to once again have a fun Duck Derby planned at the Rexhame Beach parking lot, with Marshfield’s very own Cheerleaders leading the music by DJ Skip, and excitement as the ducks are released by our esteemed Harbormaster! Pizza, hotdogs and more will be available at the snack bar. Please join us by purchasing ducks, bringing friends and family to the FREE EVENT, and/or donating to Goodwill Hunters. Your support will allow Goodwill Hunters to continue our mission of spreading goodwill.
COME CHEER ON YOUR DUCKS!
Buyers’ names and duck numbers will be posted on site the day of the event, Sunday, September 25 and winners will be announced and notified if not present. Music and fun will begin at 10am, with the actual race starting around 11am. You can view the race on the river side of Rexhame Beach as the ducks float up river with the tide and cross the finish line.
About Goodwill Hunters:
We honor the lives of Anjuli and Drew Hunter by raising awareness of the needs of the community, supporting local groups and projects that enhance lives, and joining other volunteers in lending a helping hand to our neighbors in need. If you want to know more, please explore our pages to see how you too can be a Goodwill Hunter! The Goodwill Hunters organization was born from a desire to do something positive after the tragic deaths of both Anjuli and Drew Hunter, the only children of Jeremy and Gail Hunter of Marshfield, MA. Family and friends wanted to create a way to honor their lives that would be meaningful to the community in which they grew and flourished.
Anjuli Hunter, 23, was an accomplished, energetic and compassionate young woman. She was blessed with a loving family, many friends, and a bright future. She loved her life, was in love, and lived every moment to the fullest. On December 8, 2006, during a drive up to the mountains in Maine for a snowboarding weekend with friends, Anjuli and her boyfriend, Dave, died in a car accident. In the weeks and months that followed, stories were shared by her friends, classmates, neighbors and co-workers; stories that told of a bright star, someone who was always open to new people and new experiences--a compassionate friend to everyone.
Anjuli's older brother, Drew, though deeply grieved by her passing was determined to honor his sister by continuing to embrace life, savoring every moment. He was touched by the stories of how Anjuli's life had positively affected people and he strove to live his life with the same passion, conviction and purpose. And that he did!
After moving to Colorado, he became an avid snowboarder, mountain climber and kayaker. Travel, made easy through his job as an airline pilot, allowed Drew to enjoy cherished time with family and friends, and to explore new places with his fiancee, Jenna. Life was good, he was in high spirits and in love. Drew, much like Anjuli, was doing something he loved when on June 4, 2009, only two and a half years after his sister's accident, he died while kayaking in his adopted home of Vail, Colorado. He had just turned 29.
In the wake of the unimaginable, the extended family of relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers were rocked by this loss; doubly tragic.
What could be done to extract something good out of something so bad?
It was in the spirit of wanting to remember Anjuli and Drew as the smiling, loving, giving souls that they were, that Goodwill Hunters was founded. It is the desire of the organization to reach out to neighbors in need, as Anjuli and Drew would have, and to establish a connection with their memory that is positive and uplifting. Thus is our hope and dream..... that the joyous lives of Anjuli and Drew Hunter will serve as an inspiration to others to live their lives with passion, hope, joy, and above all -- compassion. Goodwill Hunters invites you to join us in "Hunting for Goodwill...in life,in our neighbors,in ourselves”