Rubber Duck Race Set for Saturday
The local Boys and Girls Club hopes to raise $75,000 this weekend with a rubber duck race. Don’t laugh, the took in $65,000 in last year’s event. This Saturday 10,000 – 5 dollar ducks are expected to float down the Smith River in a race to the finish. That’s $50,000. Sponsors for the event are expected to make up the rest. Prizes aren’t anything to sneeze at either. The winner gets $3,000, second place $2,000, and third place gets a cool grand. You don’t have to be at the race to claim your prize, but you would miss the excitement. Winners will be announced at 1 PM at the Smith River Fest at the Smith River Sports Complex. With a credit card, you can buy your luck duck at blueridgeduckrace.com until 5 PM Friday. Adopt a Duck at the office at 603-B Memorial Boulevard, or call at 276-656-1171.