Ducky Dash, concert to highlight River Town Days

Published 4:51 pm Monday, March 29, 2010

Duck season is officially open—rubber duck season, that is—and they are ready and waiting to be adopted for the 2010 Rubber Ducky Dash for Cash, which will be held at the River Town Days Festival on Saturday, May 8.

At the festival, 5,000 ducks will be dumped into the Flint River where they will navigate through a race course to the finish line behind the Chamber of Commerce. The first place duck will win a guaranteed $5000 cash, and other cash and prizes will be awarded to top placing ducks. One duck in the race has a chance to win $1 million! A pre-determined duck will be chosen as the million dollar duck. If the million dollar duck comes in first or second in the race, the owner will win $1 million.

Race ducks can be claimed for $5 each and are available at numerous businesses around town, including: Family Bank, First National Bank, First Port City Bank, Park Avenue Bank, PeoplesSouth Bank, RX Drugs, The Southwest Georgia Welcome Center, Palmer Insurance, Port City Deli, MediaCom, and the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce.

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On Friday night, May 7, River Town Days will feature the Kinchafoonee Cowboys from Albany in concert, with the Leigh Mullis Band and Searcy Smith opening the concert.

On Saturday, the festival will begin with a 5K race. Later, there will be activities for kids of all ages with a mini-midway that will include a rock climbing wall, mechanical bull, dragonfly ride, and the award-winning “Spider Zone.” There will also be animal exhibits by Tallahassee Museum, Corps of Engineers and much more! The Great River Rummage will also be back, and homemade boats will hit the water in the River Raft Race. This year, there will also be a kayak race and a water-skiing exhibit on the Flint River.

The Boat Basin and the Flint River will be full of activity on May 7-8, so get ready for River Town Days and try your luck on a million dollar duck! Get yours now before they’re all gone. Be on the lookout for more information about the Rubber Ducky Dash for Cash and the River Town Days Festival.

For more information, call the Southwest Georgia Welcome Center at 229-243-8555 or the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce at 229-243-4774.