The 24th Annual Rubber Duckie Race kicked off at 2 p.m. with a fun, family-friendly festival. Cooler summer temperatures brought in record number of duck supporters and racers to enjoy carnival games, pony rides, clowns, inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts, BINGO, food vendors and much, much more!
As the countdown to the race began, spectators gathered on the banks of the river to watch the duck drop. Emceed by WGAL’s Joe Calhoun and 92.7 KZF personality Paul Scott, it was a close competition with Jan Wagner’s duck pulling ahead of the flock and taking first place, a $1,000 Visa giftcard donated by Susquehanna Bank. Lucky duckie owners Liz Burns, Gayle Good, Mary Denlinger, Sue Hess, Jane Gerlitzki, J. Ambriola, Randy Scrafford, Linda and George Martin and Jude Hoar took home the other top ten prizes, with Ella Deck’s duck finishing last and collecting a jar of molasses.
This year’s title sponsors were Donegal Mutual Insurance Group and Turkey Hill Minit Markets. Additional sponsors included Susquehanna Bank, Joel’s Painting, Lancaster Toyota, Prudential Homesale Services Group, Kitchen Kettle Village, Murray Insurance, Re-Bath, Enterprise Car Sales, Wolf Furniture, WGAL-TV 8, 101 The Rose, WKZF 92.7, WJTL 90.3 and Barry Bruce & Company. A special thanks to Lancaster County Parks and Recreation for hosting the event at County Park. The Center is incredibly grateful to these businesses for their generous support.
All proceeds from the 24th Annual Rubber Duckie Race and Festival benefit the therapies and programs of Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, a nationally recognized non-for-profit organization that has been serving children with special needs in Lancaster County for over seventy-five years.