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Rubber Duck Regatta benefits Freestore Foodbank

Updated: Monday, July 14 2014, 07:28 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (Scott Dimmich) -- The Freestore Foodbank kicked off the 20th annual Rubber Duck Regatta Monday evening as a fundraiser for local families facing hunger.
   
The celebration took place at Washington Park.  There were food trucks, live entertainment, and play areas for kids.  All events worked to raise awareness of the Rubber Duck Regatta.  Bob Edwards was the founder of the event.

Edwards said, "The Rubber Duck Regatta, which is the Freestore Foodbank's largest fundraiser, helps many families in our area by helping people in need of food get the necessary meals each day.  Money is raised by people who buy rubber ducks for $5 each and the more you buy, the better the deal is."

The ducks will be will be placed in the Ohio River near the Serpentine Wall on Sunday, August 31.  All of the money raised will go toward meals for local families. 

"The winner of the duck race will receive a 2014 Honda Accord courtesy of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers and possibly $1 million, if their duck is the 'Kemba Million Dollar Duck,'" said Edwards. 

The second prize winner will receive a $100 gift card from Kroger every week for a year.  Also, five additional winners will receive $500 cash from Kemba Credit Union.



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