Lucky Ducky Week Scavenger Hunt Starts Today, Kits Available At FSN

Kits for children participating in FSN’s Lucky Ducky Week activities may be picked up from 9 a.m. to noon today at 3540 Orange Street. Photo Courtesy FSN


Pick up a Lucky Ducky Scavenger Hunt Kit starting today, Thursday, between 9 a.m. and noon at Family Strengths Network, 3540 Orange Street and join in the fun until Saturday, Sept. 26.

The Scavenger Hunt replaces FSN’s popular annual fundraising event which has taken place for many years but needed a different format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each kit contains supplies for three STEAM duck launch crafts that will be demonstrated on Facebook by Los Alamos STEAM Lab, supplies for a duck hat craft, the Scavenger Hunt score card and business list as well as FSN stickers and sidewalk chalk to decorate for Lucky Ducky week at home.

The idea of the Scavenger Hunt is to visit online or in person as many of the businesses that are participating in the event between now and 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, find a duck and share it by snapping a picture in person or a screenshot if on the web, post to your social media (we are on Facebook & Instagram) with a tag and the hashtag #LDD2020 and/or #LuckyDuckyDay2020.

Points are earned for each duck found online:

5 points for each duck you find online via the business website

10 points for each duck you find in-person at a participating location

20 points for making a purchase at that participating location. A snapshot of your receipt, just the date & location will suffice, must be included.

The winner will be announced on Facebook Saturday, Sept. 26 to wrap up the week’s festivities. with the winner announced on Facebook on Saturday, the 26th to wrap up FSN’s Lucky Ducky Week festivities. The most points recorded will receive a gift basket of goodies with around $100 of gift cards to local businesses. There will also be 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Score cards must be submitted by 9 p.m. Friday, Sept 25.

Donations to FSN may be made in person at FSN, on the Facebook page or through the website. For details go to You can earn a raffle ticket for each $5 donated and the drawing will be held Saturday, Sept. 26. Prizes are gift baskets for a family movie/game day, a dance-themed basket from Dance Arts Los Alamos, a self-care basket with candles, chocolate and more, and a camp in your backyard basket that includes supplies for making s’mores.

Lucky Ducky Week activities include:

Sunday, Sept. 20 – catch the kick-off video with more details about our week of events:
Monday, Sept. 21 –  10 Rubber Ducks story-time with special guest reader Secilli Keeler (local preschool celeb)
Tuesday, Sept. 22 – Tried & True duck facts and fun
Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Duck Craft Demo
Thursday/Friday, Sept. 24/25: STEAM Lab sponsored activities with duck launchers – share your videos + wear your FSN shirts
-Saturday, Sept. 26: raffle & scavenger hunt ends and winners announced

Businesses participating in the event include:
Ace Hardware
Aspen Copies & Office Supplies
Bankens Mountain Martial Arts Academy
Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op
Bennett’s Fine Jewelry
Bob’s Bodacious BBQ
Boomerang Consignment and Resale
Chili Works
David’s old fashioned barber shop
Film Festival At Home
Flowers by Gillian
Fuller Lodge Art Center
Hilltop Spa
El Rigobertos Taco Shop
Kiss Your Food – Keeping it Simple & Sustainable
Jessica Booton Photography, LLC
Los Alamos Cooperative Market
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce
Los Alamos Daily Post
Los Alamos MainStreet
Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry
Metzger’s Hardware Los Alamos
Metzger’s Hardware White Rock
Morning Glory
Origami Japanese Restaurant
Papa Murphys Take “N” Bake Pizza
Petree Garden Center
Pig + Fig Cafe
Rose Chocolatier, LLC
The Family
Village Arts
Viola’s Restaurant
ProjectY cowork Los Alamos
Seeking Chameleon
Southwest Office Solutions
Dance Arts Los Alamos
Los Alamos Historical Museum

Lucky Ducky Week is sponsored by N3B Los Alamos, Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Los Alamos MainStreet.