This weekend, you might see about 19,000 plastic ducks floating down the St. Joseph River.
It is all about the annual Duck Race that benefits SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect). The event is happening Saturday, June 16, at Johnny Appleseed Park starting at 7 p.m.
During the event, there will be carnival games, bounce houses, face painting, and live music along with food trucks, fireworks and a beer garden. The duck race will start around 8 p.m., and the top 25 ducks snag a price.
The top duck wins $5,000. People can sponsor a duck for $5, or increase their chance of winning by purchasing a “duck deal.” They are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, 13 for $50, 25 for $90, 50 for $160, or 100 for $300. Ducks can be purchased in person at SCAN at 500 W. Main Street until 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15. Ducks will also be available at the event.
As of Wednesday, SCAN has sold more than 11,000 ducks and raised $151,509. Their goal is $218,000. If you'd like to learn more, click here.