Watch out Piqua – the ducks are coming! Mainstreet Piqua’s second annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop is set for Saturday, August 20 and ducks are now available for adoption! This year the downtown non-profit organization is planning on dropping 3,000 rubber ducks into the Miami River (immediately prior to the last Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert.) “We already have over 1,000 ducks adopted.” Says Mainstreet Piqua director Lorna Swisher, “The Piqua community has been so supportive and we are really hoping to get them all adopted again like we did last year.” Says Swisher.
The rubber ducks are individually numbered and the first duck that makes its way to the finish line will earn the winner $1000 cash! The second prize is a $500 landscaping makeover donated by Lillicrap Mulch and Timber Sales. The third duck owner will win a $250 shopping spree at Barclay’s Men’s – Women’s Clothier in downtown Piqua. The last place duck is also a winner – with the prize being a rocker/recliner donated by Town and Country Furniture.
To adopt a single duck the cost is $5, but to increase your chances of winning you can purchase a Quack Pack of 6 for $25 or a Grand Quack of 25 ducks for $100. The ducks may be adopted at the Mainstreet Piqua office (with credit card, check or cash). Ducks can also be adopted online by clicking on the Rockin’ River Duck Drop link at www.mainstreetpiqua.com The ducks will also be available weekly at the Piqua Community Farmers Market.
The Rockin’ River Duck Drop is sponsored by Unity National Bank, Ticon Paving, PSC Crane and Rigging, Miami Valley Centre Mall and Lillicrap Mulch and Timber sales. The Duck Drop is also receiving design supported from Buckeye Insurance Group.
All proceeds from the Rockin’ River Duck Drop will be used to further Mainstreet Piqua’s mission of promoting and redeveloping downtown Piqua.