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 schreiberpediatric.org/ducks. For each purchase, supporters of the event receive a souvenir rubber duckie, dressed as a character from this year’s Garden Duckies theme. Souvenir ducks include insects, gnomes, scarecrows, butterflies and more.
Duck supporters and racers are encouraged to then join the family fun on July 29th as the ducks take to the water! The Rubber Duckie Raceâ„¢ & Festival includes carnival games, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, crafts, BINGO, food vendors and more! The festival kicks-off at 2 p.m. and the race starts at 5 p.m. with WGAL’s Joe Calhoun and Ronnie Ramone from 101 The Rose emceeing the excitement.
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 Wolf Furniture Gift Certificate. 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 Donegal Mutual Insurance Group and Turkey Hill Minit Markets, as well as Susquehanna Bank, Joel’s Painting, Prudential Homesale Services Group, Lancaster Toyota, WGAL Channel 8, 101 The Rose, WKZF 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 24th Annual Rubber Duckie Raceâ„¢ and Festival benefit the therapies and programs of the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center. The event’s 2012 fundraising goal is $150,000. Please join us for a quacktacular time!