Go quackers for 24th duck race fundraiser

IT IS nearly time for Tamworth to go quackers over the Great Country Music Duck Race, with ducks selling fast.

Great Country Music Duck Race chairman and Lions Club member Glen Myhill said the event, in its 24th year, would raise money for local charities, including the featured recipient, Riding for the Disabled.

“Our major support is for the Riding for the Disabled and other local charities, and everything stays local. Lions are big supporters of the local area,” he said.

Riding for the Disabled was chosen because its horse blankets were stolen recently and because of the work it does, teaching children  to ride.

The 100-metre duck race will be held again at 10.30am, following the Toyota Country Music Cavalcade, on Saturday, January 25.

The ducks will start near the Gipps St walking bridge and travel down the Peel River from there, with everyone welcome to cheer their ducks on from the footbridge.

The five races will comprise four corporate races and one race of the smaller individual ducks.

“We’ve sold more than half the corporate ducks, which are bigger than the individual ducks,” Mr Myhill said.

“There will be four corporate races, 50 ducks in each, with the chance to win $1000 for first, $300 for second and $150 for third.

“Individuals can buy smaller ducks at $5 each, with the chance to win the same prizemoney, but in one race of 1500 ducks.”

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