Mainstreet Piqua’s Rockin’ River Duck Drop set for August 15

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Watch out! the ducks are coming! Mainstreet Piqua’s sixth annual Rockin’ River Duck Drop is set for Saturday, August 15 at Lock 9 Park in downtown Piqua and the rubber duckies are now available for adoption! At 6 p.m. the bright yellow ducks will be released into the Miami River east of Lock 9 Park and the finish line will be close to the Park.

The rubber ducks are individually numbered and the first duck that makes its way to the finish line will earn the winner a $1000 cash prize donated by Unity National Bank.  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. In addition to these prizes there will be ten random ducks chosen and each owner will get a $25 downtown gift certificate that is redeemable at any downtown Piqua business.

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 and duck adoption forms can be picked up at Readmore’s Hallmark and Apple Tree Gallery.

As soon as the adoptions have been made the ducks will be put into a super-rigorous duck training program to ready them for the big event on August 15.

The Rockin’ River Duck Drop is sponsored by Unity National Bank, Ticon Paving, Miami Valley Steel, Evenflo, Crayex, A.M. Leonard and Lillicrap Mulch and Timber sales.

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