Duck Drop set for August 19

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Rockin’ River Duck Drop set for August 19


Watch out Piqua – the ducks are coming! Mainstreet Piqua’s third annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop is less than ten days away (Saturday, August 19) and ducks are still available for adoption!  This year the downtown non-profit organization is planning on dropping up to 2,000 rubber ducks into the Miami River (immediately prior to the last Rock Piqua! Riverfront Concert.)  “We have a lot of ducks already adopted.” Says Mainstreet Piqua director Lorna Swisher, “The Piqua community has been so supportive and we are really hoping to get them all adopted.” 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  The ducks will also be available weekly at the Piqua Community Farmers Market. Adoption forms can be picked up at the Wayne Street branch of Unity National Bank and Readmore’s Hallmark.

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, Crayex & A.M. Leonard.

All proceeds from the Rockin’ River Duck Drop will be used to further Mainstreet Piqua’s mission of promoting and redeveloping downtown Piqua.


Lorna Swisher