12th Annual Duck Race June 23

As has become tradition, Carey Services’ ducks will take their lap around the lazy river at The Splash House in Marion on June 23. The gates to the Marion Splash House will open at 11 a.m., and the race will begin about 11:45. We’ll have some traditional pre-race fun before the ducks splash into the water for their swim.

In the spirit of fun, we’re changing the way we are selling ducks this year. In addition to buying a single rubber duck for $5, you now will be able to buy packages, each of which include bonus ducks — which means more opportunities to win. A Quack Pack is six ducks for $25; a Quackers’ Dozen — in honor of Carey Services’ mascot, Quackers — is 13 ducks for $50, and The Flock is 25 ducks for $100.

We’re also offering more cash prizes this year; five lucky ducks will provide prizes of $1,000, $500, $300, $200, and $100 to their respective ticket holders. Several ducks also will be drawn for additional prizes after the cash-winning ducks are determined. Winners do not need to be present at the race to win prizes.

For more information, official race rules, and a link to buy duck tickets online, click here.