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Duck Drop set for Aug. 19

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Mike Ullery | Daily Call file photo During a past Rockin’ River Duck Drop, duck wrangler Bob Graeser tosses the winning duck to Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director Lorna Swisher as the remainder of the 2,000 ducks make their way to the finish line. This year’s duck drop will be Saturday, Aug. 19.


PIQUA — The ducks are coming, the ducks are coming!

Mainstreet Piqua’s third annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop is less than 10 days away (Saturday, Aug. 19) and ducks are still available for adoption. This year, the downtown non-profit organization is planning on dropping up to 2,000 rubber ducks into the Miami River (immediately prior to the last Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert.)

“We have a lot of ducks already adopted,” Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director Lorna Swisher said. “The Piqua community has been so supportive and we are really hoping to get them all adopted.”

The rubber ducks are individually numbered and the first duck that makes its way to the finish line will earn the winner $1000 cash! The second prize is a $500 landscaping makeover donated by Lillicrap Mulch and Timber Sales. The third duck owner will win a $250 shopping spree at Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothier in downtown Piqua. The last place duck is also a winner, with the prize being a rocker/recliner donated by Town and Country Furniture.

Adopting a single duck costs $5, but to increase your chances of winning, you can purchase a Quack Pack of six for $25 or a Grand Quack of 25 ducks for $100. The ducks can be adopted at the Mainstreet Piqua office (with credit card, check or cash). Ducks can also be adopted online by clicking on the Rockin’ River Duck Drop link at www.mainstreetpiqua.com. The ducks will also be available weekly at the Piqua Community Farmers Market.

Adoption forms can be picked up at the Wayne Street branch of Unity National Bank and Readmore’s Hallmark.

The Rockin’ River Duck Drop is sponsored by Unity National Bank, Ticon Paving, PSC Crane and Rigging, Miami Valley Centre Mall, Crayex & A.M. Leonard.

All proceeds from the Rockin’ River Duck Drop will be used to further Mainstreet Piqua’s mission of promoting and redeveloping downtown Piqua.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call file photo During a past Rockin’ River Duck Drop, duck wrangler Bob Graeser tosses the winning duck to Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director Lorna Swisher as the remainder of the 2,000 ducks make their way to the finish line. This year’s duck drop will be Saturday, Aug. 19.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_080115mju_mainstreetpiqua_duckdrop1.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call file photo During a past Rockin’ River Duck Drop, duck wrangler Bob Graeser tosses the winning duck to Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director Lorna Swisher as the remainder of the 2,000 ducks make their way to the finish line. This year’s duck drop will be Saturday, Aug. 19.
Duck Drop set for Aug. 19

For the Daily Call