Purchase a single Duck ($5), Quack Pack (3 for $10), Lucky Duckie (7 for $25), Daffy Dozen (12 for $50) or entire Flock (25 for $100) and become part of the 25,000 rubber duckies that will swim down the Conestoga River in support of children with special needs receiving treatment at Schreiber Pediatric. Ducks are on sale now at the Center, local Susquehanna Bank branches and online at www.schreiberpediatric.org/ducks. For each purchase, supporters of the event receive a souvenir rubber duckie, dressed as a character from this year’s Decade Duckies theme. Souvenir ducks include flappers, greasers, hippies, disco goers, divas and more.
Duck supporters and racers are encouraged to then join the family fun on July 31st as the ducks take to the water! The Rubber Duckie Raceâ„¢ & Festival includes carnival games, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, BINGO, food vendors, live music and more! The festival kicks-off at 2 p.m. with the Duckie Dinghy Derby emceed by WJTL’s Radio Friend Phil and the race starts at 5 p.m. with WGAL’s Joe Calhoun and Ronnie Ramone from 101 The Rose.
The first two ducks to cross the finish line will win one of two grand prizes valued at $1,000 each: a Visa Gift Card, courtesy of Susquehanna Bank PA and a $1,000 Interiors Furniture & Design Gift Certificate, courtesy of Interiors Furniture & Design. Other prizes for the top ten include a Fine Dining Package, a Pampering Package, a Home Improvement Package, a Birthday Party Package, tickets to local attractions like Hersheypark and Rainbow Theatre and much more! Ducks who place eleventh through fifty will each receive an official Rubber Duckie Raceâ„¢ T-shirt and Italian ice coupon to Rita’s Italian Ice, Manheim Pike, and the last duck to cross the finish line will receive a jar of molasses!
This year’s event is title sponsored by Susquehanna Bank, Donegal Mutual Insurance Group and Turkey Hill Minit Markets, as well as Capital BlueCross, Prudential Homesale Services Group, Darrenkamp’s Food Market, Interiors Furniture & Design, Kitchen Kettle Village, WGAL Channel 8, 101 The Rose, Smooth Jazz 92.7 and WJTL 90.3. A special thanks to Lancaster County Parks and Recreation for hosting the event at County Park.
All proceeds from the 23rd Annual Rubber Duckie Raceâ„¢ and Festival benefit the therapies and programs of the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center. The event’s 2011 fundraising goal is $152,000. Please join us for a quacktacular time!