GENOA – About 2,000 small plastic ducks were floated down the Kishwaukee River on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Great Genoa Duck Race and Family Fun Event.
The first-place winner, who received $500, was Jake Wylde. Brooklynn Mulso won the $250 second-place prize and Feliciano Gomez won the $50 third-place prize. The duck that came in last, winning a $50 prize, belonged to Resource Bank.
The event also included vendors, food, games, a bounce house, face painting and entertainment.
Proceeds from the event will be used to grow chamber events, replace ducks as they are retired, and help fund the chamber’s Celebrate the Season in December.