The Lucky Ducky Race Event
will be back on August 28th, 2022!
The re-imagined Lucky Duck Race had it's inaugural year in 2021, combined with a celebration of SSR's 10 year anniversary. On Sunday, August 28th from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Riverside Park, creatively decorated ducks will once again race down the Arkansas River to cheering spectators who have come to help raise money for SSR's scholarship fund and celebrate the Salida community. Several non profits will be present with information about getting involved to serve the community.
Last year, there were over 20 non-profit organizations also sharing information about the work they do for Salida and Chaffee County.  The Salida Circus gave an outstanding performance.  And the kids had a fun time participating in their own Mini-Duck race, painting a rock, and decorating their own special duck.  Kids also picked up a fun daisy craft when they visited the Imagination Library booth.
We plan to have more wonderful live music at the event along with other entertainment.
There will be a chance to view the 20 Platinum sponsored ducks that were uniquely decorated by their sponsors check out the 40 ducks decorated by the Boys & Girls Club and 4th Grade students from Longfellow Elementary School.  The students have a blast decorating the ducks!
A huge THANK YOU goes to everyone who sponsored a duck and to the many people who helped make this event happen in 2021 and who we hope will join us again on August 28th, 2022!  We look forward to seeing scholarships given out in the winners’ choice of names this next school year!