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Little duck earns big winnings

Pictured with Cogsley the Duck mascot are Hardt, her husband, Don, and son, Donnie.
Pictured with Cogsley the Duck mascot are Hardt, her husband, Don, and son, Donnie.

GENOA – More than 300 people attended the Great Genoa Duck Race sponsored by the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 8. This year’s event included sponsors, vendors, food booths, games, a moon bounce and musical entertainment.

More than 1,800 ducks floated down the Kishwaukee River in the main event. Kelly Hardt of Genoa won the grand prize of $500. Pam Mettler’s duck finished second, winning her $250, and Sherry Frankenbach came in third for $100. The last duck to cross the line was purchased by the American Legion Auxiliary, which won $50.

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