If somehow your summer bucket list includes floating a rubber ducky down the river, you should head to Riverfront Park this coming Saturday, July 21.
Warren County EMS and McMinnville Firefighters Association will be floating around 1,000 ducks down the river in a race to raise money for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
That many bright, yellow rubber duckies fighting to be first to the finish line should be a sight to see. Of course, another sight will be the person jumping up and down because their duck won them $1,000.
It’s all part of the first Ducks to the Rescue Duck Derby which is being held at Riverfront Park from 2 to 6 p.m. on July 21. The race begins at 5 p.m. and ducks may be adopted until 4 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held July 28.
Ducks may be adopted for donations of $5 for one duck, $25 for six ducks, $50 for 12 ducks or $100 for 25 ducks. Tickets can be purchased at area businesses. Tickets for ducks can be purchased at Creative Illusions, Custom Vinyl Signs, Delores Market, Foodland Plus, Security Federal Bank, Star 107 radio station, Triple M Hair Salon, V’s Hair Salon and Southern Standard.
Donations for duck adoptions may also be made through www.duckstotherescue.com.
The person who adopts the duck which finishes first will win $1,000. Second will win $500 and third will win $250. Winners do not have to be present.
Food and kids games will be available.
Parking the day of the event at Riverfront Park will be reserved for handicapped. Shuttle service will be running to transport people to and from the event from Security Federal and First United Methodist Church, both located on West Main Street. Signs will be posted pointing out the shuttle stops.
For more information, please contact Christie Triplett at 808-8724 or Brad Weaver at 931-636-4852.