UPDATE: The winners are in!
Because the Rock River was dangerously low over the weekend and had no current, the ducks did not launch. Instead, Petty Officer First Class Kevin Fahlund, serving as Master of Arms assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan, draw the winners in front of the Reagan statue in Dixon. The USS Reagan is a nuclear aircraft carrier whose home port is San Diego, Ca. Kevin and his wife, Susan, and daughter Reagan were in town specifically to join in the Reagan Day festivities honoring former President Ronald Reagan.
And without further ado, the winners are:
1st place ($1,000): Bob Oncken, Milledgeville
2nd place ($250): Clifford Rugh, Dixon
3rd place ($100): Matt Heartland Reality, Dixon
4th place ($50): D.L. Hughes Sr., Savanna
Several area businesses generously sponsored “families” and “fleets” of ducks for the event. They include: Bob White, Borg Warner; Bonnie O'Connell, Heritage Square; Matt Hermes, Heartland Reality; Pat O'Brian, Leaf River Telephone Company; Valerie Ford, Dixon Ford; Cathy Williams, Dixon Ford; Donna Hall, Century Tap;
Connie Augsburger, Attorney; J & J Household; Joe Hass, The Other Bar; KSB Hospital; Quality Redimix Concrete Company; Kathy Groenhagen, Serenity Hospice & Home; Exceptional Dentistry; Oliver’s Corner Market; and Big John Portable.
Thanks to all who participated, congratulations to those who won, and see you next year!
Join us for the Alzheimer's Association's annual
Great Duck Race on the Rock River
10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11
Heritage Crossing Riverfront Plaza in Dixon
Buy your "lucky ducks" now at the Rock River branch office, 93 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon,
or call 815.285.1100.
Two ducks for $5
Family of 12 $25
Flock of 50 for $100
WIN CASH PRIZES!
1st place: $1,000
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $100
Last place "Lazy Duck": $50
CLICK HERE for a downloadable Duck Race flyer.