Duck Races prepare for big splash in Ottumwa

Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:00 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Friday night at the Live at Five event, people were adopting ducks for the upcoming Duck Race Saturday. The proceeds from the adoptions go towards the Ottumwa Boxing Club.

At the event, the organizers were helping people adopt a duck for the race. Everyone at the event listened to music, ate food, and enjoyed the nice weather. However, more ducks need to be adopted.

The adoption count is down from last year. Over 2,000 ducks have been adopted but the goal is 7,000 this year

The opening for duck adoptions at the Live at Five events Friday was open until noon Saturday, September 18.

As a final tally, 3,002 ducks were adopted on Saturday resulting in $3,002 being raised.

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