Family Strengths Network: Lucky Ducky Day Huge Success

New Family Strengths Network Executive Director Carie Fanning Saturday at FSN’s grand opening at 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Cark/

Rubber duck races underway Saturday at the Family Strengths Network’s  grand opening event at 3540 Orange St. Photo by Brianne Fanning


Family Strengths Network: Lucky Ducky Day Huge Success

By Brianne Fanning

With more than 300 participants and help from numerous volunteers, the grand opening of Family Strengths Network Saturday was a huge success!  

The grand opening was complete with rubber duck races, carnival games, music, raffles and a silent auction. The rubber duck race, which included a three-course track, was a big hit, with kids and families racing their ducks multiple times throughout the day.

The silent auction, with goodies donated from a number of local businesses and individuals, was a success as well. A craft for kids and a huge inflatable slide rounded off the celebration, ensuring entertainment for participants of all ages.

Family Strengths Network is a nonprofit whose mission is to build strong communities and empower families. Saturday’s festivities certainly exhibited this mission, as it brought together individuals and families from the Los Alamos community for an afternoon of fun and laughter. Family Strengths Network is a United Way Community Partner.

Family Strengths Network’s new home in the former PEEC location on Orange Street. Photo by Brianne Fanning

Party to Go! supplied animal balloons, a bouncey house and more. Visit Photo by Brianne Fanning

Drum party. Photo by Brianne Fanning

Face painting. Photo by Brianne Fanning

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