Coloring Contest now open for Rockin River Duck Drop

Mainstreet Piqua’s Rockin’ River Duck Drop has added a fun new way for kids and families to get involved in the annual duck drop. A coloring contest will be held and the winners of the contest will receive fun prizes including a first place prize of a $50 pass to the Cinemark in Piqua.

Children and adults of all ages are invited to participate as the coloring contest has three different age categories 1 – 6, 7 – 12 and adult. The coloring images are all age appropriate and feature ducks.  Completed coloring sheets can be returned to Mainstreet Piqua at 326 N. Main Street, the Miami Valley Centre Mall (in the box by the play area) or the information booth at the Piqua Community Farmers Market by July 27, 2017. The winner of the coloring contest will be announced at Duck Day at the Farmers Market on Thursday, August 3. (Winner need not be present to win.)

The Rockin’ River Duck Drop will be held on Saturday, August 19 when up to 3,000 yellow rubber ducks are dropped into the Miami River and the first duck to touch the finish line will win a $1000 cash prize, the second place duck will get a $500 landscaping makeover provided by Lillicrap Mulch & Timber Services.  The third place duck owner will receive a $250 shopping spree at Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothier in downtown Piqua.  The last and lazy duck down the river will win its owner a rocker/recliner from Town and Country Furniture in downtown Piqua.  A single duck can be adopted for $5, or a quack pack of six ducks for $25 or a grand quack of 25 ducks can be adopted for $100

Adoptions for the duck drop are now available through Mainstreet Piqua’s website at or by picking up an adoption form at Readmore’s Hallmark, 430 N. Main Street, the Miami Valley Centre Mall, Unity National Bank, The Tapestry Angel or Mainstreet Piqua.


Lorna Swisher