Rockin’ River Duck Drop set for August

PIQUA — Mainstreet Piqua’s sixth annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop is set for Saturday, Aug. 15, at Lock 9 Park in downtown Piqua and the rubber duckies are now available for adoption.

The cost to adopt a single duck is $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 may 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 and duck adoption forms can be picked up at Readmore’s Hallmark and Apple Tree Gallery.

At 6 p.m. on Aug. 15, the bright yellow ducks will be released into the Miami River east of Lock 9 Park and the finish line will be close to the park.

The rubber ducks are individually numbered and the first duck that makes its way to the finish line will earn the winner a $1,000 cash prize donated by Unity National Bank. 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 Clothiers in downtown Piqua. The last place duck is also a winner – with the prize being a rocker/recliner donated by Town and Country Furniture.

In addition to these prizes, there will be 10 random ducks chosen and each owner will get a $25 downtown gift certificate that is redeemable at any downtown Piqua business.

The Rockin’ River Duck Drop is sponsored by Unity National Bank, Ticon Paving, Miami Valley Steel, Evenflo, Crayex, A.M. Leonard and Lillicrap Mulch and Timber sales.

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

For more information contact Lorna Swisher at 937-773-9355.