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Real Duck Leads Race;Fairfield Woman Wins Big Prize

Real Duck Leads Race;Fairfield Woman Wins Big Prize
Posted Sunday, August 31st 2014 @ 4pm  by 700 WLW News

(Cincinnati) A real duck leading the rubber ones. 700WLW reporter Jack Crumley caught a picture of  the 150,000 yellow rubber ducks of the Rubber Duck Regatta being led by a real duck. The charity race benefits the Freestore Foodbank. This is the Regatta's 20th year. Deana Schmidt of Fairfield won the grand prize when her rubber duck came in first in the Regatta Sunday afternoon. She is now the proud owner of a 2014 Honda Accord Sport, courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. Six other winners will receive prizes. One winner will receive $100 in groceries every week for a year while the other five will receive $500 in cash. The event helped to raise nearly $1 million net for the Freestore Foodbank. Since its inception in 1995, the Rubber Duck Regatta has raised approximately $8.3 million to help fight hunger in the Tri-State. 

Rubber Duck Regatta helps to kick-off Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America food banks unite to urge individuals to take action in their communities throughout September to help fight hunger in America.


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