This past Labor Day weekend, the Freestore Foodbank dropped over 100,000 rubber ducks into the Ohio River for the 16th annual running of the Rubber Duck Regatta. We are grateful for the support of a generous community that has made this event the largest of its kind in the world. Although the duck race itself takes only about 20 minutes from the time the ducks are poured into the river to the time they reach the finish line, the Rubber Duck Regatta is a year-long endeavor requiring the devotion of hundreds of volunteers, dozens of generous sponsors, thousands of donors who purchase ducks, and countless hours of planning and follow-up on the part of Freestore Foodbank staff. But, of course, the most important people of all are those of our neighbors who benefit from all this work and generosity. On behalf of them, we thank all of you.
This year’s winning duck belonged to David Holder of Loveland, OH. David’s prize was a 2010 Honda Fit Sport, courtesy of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda dealers. Winners of the $500 gift cards provided by KEMBA:
Rob Weiss, Cincinnnati, OH
Robert Meyer, Batavia, OH
Paul Williams, Moscow, OH
Duke Ganote, Cincinnati, OH
Brittany Lohner, Cincinnati, OH