Ducks are available online and by phone at (513) 929-DUCK (3825) until noon on Sun., September 4. You can also register your Kroger ducks online until noon on Sun., September 4. Ducks are also available at all KEMBA Credit Union locations until close of business Fri., September 2 and at the check-out of Kroger stores until about 11:59 p.m. Sat., September 3. Ducks will also be available for purchase at the top of the Serpentine Wall from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sunday – just look for the giant inflatable ducks.
The 22nd Annual Rubber Duck Regattapresented by Dawn will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 4 prior to the Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks. That afternoon, as many as 200,000 ducks will swim in the Ohio River near the Serpentine Wall. The first prize winner will receive a 2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan (2016 North American Car of the Year), courtesy Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, and possibly $1 million if their duck is the “KEMBA Million Dollar Duck.” The second prize winner will receive $100 from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union.
Helping Our Hungry Neighbors
100% of duck purchases go directly to providing meals for hungry children in our community.
We are honored to announce that Local 12 Anchor Bob Herzog has assumed the role as Honorary Chair of the Rubber Duck Regatta from the late Tim Hedrick. Bob is a longtime friend of the Rubber Duck Regatta, as well as the Freestore Foodbank.
Hallie and Riley's lives took a drastic turn when their dad died unexpectedly of a heart attack. Their mother could have never imagined needing help putting food on the table for her children. Generous support from people like you helped them in their time of need.
Get your ducks in a row during your next trip to the grocery store. Look for the $5, $10 and $25 tear-off coupons at the check-out of your Kroger and be sure to register your ducks here. Second prize winner will receive a year worth of groceries from Kroger.
Weekend Kroger Sales
Our staff and volunteers sold ducks from:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 13 and Sunday, August 14 at the Anderson Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 13 and Sunday, August 14 at the Harper’s Point Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at the Delhi Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at the Hyde Park Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at the Newport Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 27 and Sunday, August 28 at the Oakley Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 27 and Sunday, August 28 at the Western Hills Kroger
“Duck” t-shirts were available to anyone who bought $25 worth of ducks from our team during this time (Check-Out Duck does not apply). We hope to see you September 4th!
Together, we can solve hunger and ensure that children have the fuel they need to grow healthy and strong. Every duck that you purchase helps to provide meals to hungry children and families right here in our community:
$5 = One duck and equates to 15 meals
$25 = “Big Quack” – Five ducks, plus one free and equates to 75 meals
$50 = “Bob’s Quack Pack” – Ten ducks, plus two free and equates to 150 meals
$100 – “Flock of Ducks” – Twenty ducks, plus four free and equates to 300 meals
The Great American Quacky Games
At 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, teams from Local 12, 9 On Your Side, WLWT News 5 and The Cincinnati Enquirer competed in the Great American Quacky Games on Fountain Square, while helping to raise awareness for the Freestore Foodbank’s 22nd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The following teams participated in a variety of games:
Local 12 – Bob Herzog, Adam Clements, Perry Schaible, Megan Moore 9 On Your Side– Kathrine Nero, Chris Riva, Dan Carroll, Jaclyn DeAugustino WLWT News 5 – Amanda Kelley, Tammy Mutasa, Jennifer Schack, Faith Tucker The Cincinnati Enquirer – Kate McGinty, Dillon Risser, Mike Betz, Rasputin Todd
Kiss107’s D-Lo served as our emcee. During the “games,” Freestore Foodbank volunteers sold ducks on Fountain Square for $5 each or six for $25.
Pokémon GO: Lures were placed around Fountain Square during the Quacky Games.