United Way to sponsor Duck Race July 21


The United Way of Morrow County is creating the first ever rubber duck race in American history with traditional yellow rubber ducks that are 100% made in America.

The event will take place July 21, 2015 at the Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 South Main Street, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338. 5:30-8:30 p.m The race will begin at 7:00 p.m., with the duck parade beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Additional activities will be going on including “Smoke on the Water” grill demonstrations from Traeger, Holland and Big Green Egg Food will be available for a donation.

$10 to race a numbered duck, which will be returned to United Way at the conclusion of the race, $20 for a duck you can DECORATE, participate in the duck “parade” and enter in the contest for Best Looking, Cutest, and Funniest Duck, These ducks will be kept by the purchaser at the end of the race. Rules apply for decorating of ducks and will be handed out with the ducks prior to the race.

For information, please contact Jodi Hayes at The United Way of Morrow County, 4 1 West Center Street, Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338 or 419-946-2053.

Additional ducks will be available for purchase the day of the race! Watch for “Pork Chopper” and “Lila Loon”, along with “Sam,” the original Made in America duck!

The rubber duck was actually invented in America before the whole industry went overseas. United Way is partnering with CelebriDucks, the only rubber duck company in America, to return jobs and an entire industry back to the USA to raise money for one of the most trusted non-profits in the country. They will also have 100% Made in America rubber ducks for sale at the event.