Duck Race set for Saturday at 5 p.m.

By Martha Jacob –
Hundreds of little yellow ducks will be sold for $5 each and be entered into a duck race down the Ohio River.
“The ducks will be dumped into the  river at the Ripley Boat Club,” said Ronda Pendland, treasurer for the Ohio Rural Heritage Festival, sponsors of the duck race event. “People in boats will follow the ducks down the river until they arrive at the finish line just below the Main Stage.
“This is something everyone, no matter their age, can participate in, and it’s so much fun. We encourage everyone to purchase a duck and take part in the event. No one knows who’s going to win.”
Prizes for the winners of the event will be:
• 1st duck to reach the finish line will receive $500
• 2nd duck to cross the finish line will receive $250
• LAST duck to cross the finish line will win $50
“Don’t forget, Saturday at 5 p.m. the race will begin,” Pendland said.
For more information please call Pendland at (937) 392-4369