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Duck Race to Benefit Red Cross, Other Local Organizations

Duck in water
We’re grateful to the Dennison Railroad Festival Committee and the New Philadelphia Kiwanis for their work on this project to benefit the chapter.

To Purchase Ducks Online Go To: www.wjer.com

Feathers are flying as preparations are made for the Red Cross Duck Race, presented by the Dennison Railroad Festival, Inc., and the New Philadelphia Kiwanis club. The fundraiser is set for Sunday, June 30th from 6 p.m-8 p.m. at the Uhrichsville Water Park.

Anyone can sponsor a duck for $5.00 which will be entered for a chance to race down the waterslide, with the top three finishers receiving cash prizes. Anyone who sponsors a duck prior to the event or at the gate will receive one admission into the Uhrichsville Water Park that evening to swim during the event. Immediate families of 4 or more receive admission with the purchase of a Fantastic Five Pack (5 ducks for $20).

Leading up to the event, non-profit groups are encouraged to sell ducks, and they will receive $1.00 for each duck sold to keep for their group, with the remainder benefiting the Red Cross.

Red Cross Chapter Director Chad Conrad says this year’s race is a great example of working together to benefit our community in many ways. “We’re grateful to the Dennison Railroad Festival Committee and the New Philadelphia Kiwanis for their work on this project to benefit the chapter,” Conrad said. “Then in addition, any organization can sell ducks and earn money for their non-profit group as well. It’s a real win-win.”

Any non-profit group interested in selling ducks should contact Collin Fawcett at Edward Jones (330) 339-1400 or Amy Smith at WJER Radio at (330) 343-7755, or email redcrossduckrace@gmail.com. In addition to individual sales, groups will have the opportunity to sell ducks at the Dennison Railroad Festival and to take home $1.00 for each duck sold during their shift. Groups and individuals who sell the most ducks will be eligible to win prizes.

Serving Carroll, Harrison and Tuscarawas counties, the Muskingum Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.