RUBBER DUCK REGATTA | SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

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Fairfield Resident Wins 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

Fairfield Resident Wins 23rd Annual Rubber Duck RegattaThe Freestore Foodbank celebrated the 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta on Sunday, September 3, 2017, with more than 173,000 rubber ducks swimming in the Ohio River. The owner of the first prize duck, Cindy Stark of Fairfield, won a 2017 Honda HR-V LX, courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. The Freestore Foodbank will announce how much was raised through the 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta during a prize presentation at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15 at the P&G Headquarters downtown.

Rubber Duck Regatta helps to kick-off Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America food banks unite to urge individuals to take action in their communities throughout September to help fight hunger in America.

The Freestore Foodbank announces the winners of the 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, which sent more than 173,000 ducks into the Ohio River. 

  • First Prize (2017 Honda HR-V LX): Cindy Stark of Fairfield
  • $5,200 in groceries from Kroger ($100 per week for a year): Teresa McCarty of Green Twp.
  • $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Jodelle Crosset of Hyde Park
  • $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Charles Tournear of Forest Park
  • $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Greg Olthaus of Mason, Ohio
  • $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: John Korn of American Scaffolding Inc.
  • $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Jennifer Doan of Anderson Township
Each of our sponsors helped make this day possible and helped us feed more children in our hometown!

BUY A DUCK, FEED A CHILD, WIN A CAR!

Buy a duck, feed a child.It’s time to get your ducks in a row! Duck Season is now open for the Freestore Foodbank’s 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The event, presented by Dawn, takes place on Sunday, September 3 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 2017 Honda HR-V LX, 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.

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Helping Our Hungry Neighbors

100% of duck purchases go directly to providing meals for hungry children in our community.

Meet Our Honorary Chair, Bob Herzog

He's baaaaaaaack! We are thrilled to announce that Local 12's Bob Herzog will once again serve as Honorary Chair of the 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. Bob always quacks us up; he's quite a guy.

Buy Ducks At Your Neighborhood Kroger

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 from Wednesday, July 26- Saturday, September 2. Be sure to register your ducks here. Second prize winner will receive a year worth of groceries from Kroger.

Buy A Duck, Feed A Child

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.

Buy 7UP And Get Your Promotion Code

Our friends with 7UP are in on the fun. Use the code on 7UP bottles and cans and get two ducks free. We all know, ducks swim better as a family. You can register your 7UP ducks here.

NEIGHBORHOOD KROGER SALES

Weekend Kroger SalesHow do I get a “Duck” t-shirt? Our staff and volunteers will sell ducks from:

  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12 at the Harper’s Point, Anderson and Harrison Kroger stores and Sunday, August 13 at the Harper’s Point and Anderson Kroger stores
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 at the Oakley, Corryville and Western Hills Kroger stores
  • 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on **Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27 at the Delhi, Hyde Park and Newport Kroger stores

    “Duck” t-shirts will be available to anyone who buys $25 worth of ducks from our team during this time (Check-Out Duck does not apply). We hope to see you there!

    **The Freestore Foodbank will host the East Side vs. West Side vs. Northern Kentucky Duck Sales Challenge from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26. Volunteers will compete in the friendly challenge to see who can sell the most ducks for the 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The duck sales will take place at the Delhi Kroger store, the Hyde Park store and the Newport Kroger store. Volunteers who sell the most ducks earn bragging rights for their community.

Buy A Duck, Feed A Child.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

Might Duck GamesAt 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, teams from Local 12, 9 On Your Side, WLWT News 5 and The Cincinnati Enquirer will compete in the Mighty Duck Games on Fountain Square, while helping to raise awareness for the Freestore Foodbank’s 23rd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. Josh Martinez, of Kiss107, will emcee the event.

During that time, Freestore Foodbank volunteers will sell ducks on Fountain Square for $5 each or six for $25.

 

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