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Big date Saturday. What to wear? Ah: A pink duck.

After he wore a pink ducky last year, what should Sean wear on Saturday in the Duck Dunk.

I need a Donald Duck hat. A duck call. Some flippers. I'll even take feathers.

If anyone steals my idea, I'm dunking you on Saturday.

You see, I have a bit of a tradition to continue—and this year there's a prize.

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Last January, along with a few dozen of my coldest friends, I plunged into the waters at the City Yacht Basin to benefit the Susquehanna Hose Company. I did it wearing a pink rubber duck inflatable bathtub—you know, the kind you can wash a baby in. With our kids having out-grown the tiny tub, I cut the floor out of it, re-inflated it, and sported my duck-tastic inner tube for the first Duck Dunk.

Now I need to go bigger and better. I know there will be others inspired by such silliness last year. Heck, Mayor Wayne Dougherty dunked in a suit. 

In watching the video over again last month, I noticed someone dunking behind me with a raft and a Hawaiian shirt. Well-played.

Glancing at the flyer on the Susquehanna Hose Company website Monday, I noticed there's a prize for best dunking costume.

I must win.

I don't want the prize. I'll donate it. I just want to be the goofiest dressed dunker out there.

After all—each of us will be considered a little nuts on Saturday. Why not own it?

And who knows, maybe this year I might even make it in the local newspaper!


Join me at the Duck Dunk on Saturday. Sign up at susquehanna5.com

Want to pledge a donation? Email me at sean.welsh@patch.com or text 443-299-7702.

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Sean Welsh January 15, 2013 at 04:08 AM
Angel, this is genius.
Deborah Cornett January 15, 2013 at 02:12 PM
How about a purple duck or flamingo?
KMLyons January 15, 2013 at 06:25 PM
I'm still debating my costume but I think it must include purple.
Julie Cioccio January 24, 2013 at 08:01 PM
prom dress. including tiara, and corsage
Sean Welsh January 24, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Haha, thanks, Julie. I'm not sure they make a dress to fit a guy at 6-foot-3, 200-plus pounds. But I'll look into that for next year. As a follow-up, the full get-up can be found here in the video: http://havredegrace.patch.com/articles/video-plunging-into-frigid-waters-at-the-second-annual-susquehanna-hose-company-duck-dunk-jan-19-2013 Thanks for everyone's recommendations. I was one of the costume winners Saturday!

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