Proceeds are used for the maintenance and safety of the RiverPark, or the “Bullhole,” as it is locally known.
This year, the event will welcome additional elements to ensure a great family experience.
There will be music provided by Emergency Music Service throughout the day and the walkway to the river will be lined with vendors and activities. Food, drink, and cold treat vendors will be available at the picnic shelter.
The O’Neal family will place the ducks in the river and the race will begin at 1 p.m.
Duck tickets are available at the Cooleemee Town Hall, Hot Diggity Diner, and Davie Discount Drugs in Cooleemee, in Mocksville at the Chamber of Commerce, Davie Recreation and Parks, and Foster Drug. Tickets may also be purchased at the Gateway Building in Salisbury and tickets will be available the day of the event. Purchase one duck for $5, a Quack Pack (5 ducks) for $20, or a Flock (20 ducks) for $100.
The winning duck ticket holder will receive $250, second place receives $100, and third place $50. You do not have to present to win, but you will need to present a ticket upon claiming a prize.
There are a few vendors spaces still available. Contact Benita Finney at (336) 671-0343 to reserve vendor space or with any questions. Information may also be found on the RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls Facebook page.
(By Mike Barnhardt – Reprinted with permission from The Davie County Enterprise Record.