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5th Annual What the Duck? Rubber Duck Race

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, we held our 5th Annual What the Duck? Rubber Duck Race at Stoney Ridge Winery. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefited Sarah's Friends and our efforts supporting victims of domestic violence and other crimes in Williams County, Ohio.

300 ducks were “adopted”, and $2,800 in sponsorships were received resulting in over $6,000 being raised to go towards our programs and services. To watch the recorded race, please visit :

This year's event day brought plenty of heat, but sadly no breeze. As you'll see, the race took an unexpected twist with the ducks barely drifting in the pond. Our quick-thinking staff switched things up, making the dock the new finish line. It took a few playful attempts to lasso the winning duck, but we finally managed to reel in the champion!

Reaching the finish line first was our 2024 lucky duck #176 providing their donor with a $250 cash prize! Congratulations!!!

A big thank you to Stoney Ridge Winery for being gracious enough to host our event again this year and for your ongoing support and generosity with your donation of proceeds from food and drink sales! Sunny Taylor provided not only amazing vocals throughout the event, but assisted greatly in helping us sell out of our ducks this year! The event resulted in a great turnout at the venue, including many onlookers during the race itself.

From the bottom of our hearts, we extend our sincerest gratitude to our incredible Duck Race sponsors and participants! Your generous support has made this event possible and has helped uplift survivors of domestic violence and other crimes in Williams County. Thank you for being champions of change and for making a difference in our community. Together, we're creating a brighter, safer future for all!

Event sponsors: Captain Custar Lodge 181

D&M Tire & Service Center

Farm Estate, Transition, and Retirement Planning, LLC

Fountain City Veterinary Hospital

Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2233

Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2246

Kannel Insurance

Mollie Culler-Allstate Insurance

Moore Industries

Peters Family Eyecare

Spangler Candy Company

Thiel Construction

Woolace Electric

Yarger Flegal Insurance

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