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Ducks take to water in fundraiser

Published: Saturday, July 5, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Ticket sales for the sixth annual Alzheimer’s Association Great Duck Race on the Rock River are underway.

The race is set for 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Heritage Crossing Riverfront Plaza, between Peoria and Galena avenues.

The cost of the tickets is $5 for a pair of ducks, $25 for a family of 12, and $100 for a flock of 50.

The owner of the first-place duck will win $1,000, second place $250, and third place $100. The last place, Lazy Duck, earns $50.

In case of bad weather, the drawing will be inside the Alzheimer’s Association Rock River Branch, 93 S. Hennepin Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at the office or by calling 800-272-3900; Ace Hardware, 800 N. Galena Ave.; Dixon Ford, Lincoln, Volkswagon, Mazda, 489 state Route 2; Heartland Reality, 1254 N. Galena Ave.; and Napa Auto Parts, 713 N. Galena Ave.

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