So what's all the buzz with those ducks???

So what's all the buzz with those ducks???

The majority of Saline County residents have probably heard someone mention something about “the ducks are coming!” and it leads you to wonder, “What on earth are they talking about?!”

This Saturday, Bryant Rotary is putting on the 2018 Rubber Duck Derby Festival at Mills Park. Last year the event was a huge success with hundreds of guests of all ages, lots of games and prizes, food, entertainment and 5000 rubber ducks racing down a river! This year, the festival is going to be even bigger with an additional 5k race that morning, extra games in the Kids Zone like a ninja warrior obstacle course and even more prizes. Then, 5000 ducks will race down a river and make 11 people lucky winners of some amazing prizes!

The ducks are labeled with numbers from 1 to 5000, counted, then mixed up and put in a holding tank and then stirred some more.  At exactly 2:00 PM Saturday, the ducks will be released down a river built by the Bryant Rotary Team.  Team members will be at the end of the river to catch the first ten ducks. Those ducks will get these prizes all valued at $500 or more:

1st place- Adult Kawasaki ATV sponsored by Riggs Outdoors

2nd place- Kids Kawasaki ATV sponsored by Riggs Outdoors

3rd place- Family Vacation to Branson sponsored by Affordable Travel

4th place- 55” Smart TV

5th place- Chick-Fil-A Gift Basket (worth over $500)

6th place- Xbox One X

7th place- Apple Watch

8th place- Tool Package sponsored by Baldwin & Shell

9th place- One Years Maid Service sponsored by T&T Maids

10th place- 14’ Trampoline

This year, the last duck to cross the finish line will win a one year gym membership to The Center at Bishop Park in Bryant.

We are thrilled to be involved and participating in the Kids Zone again this year. Last year we had fun with our booth and pallet maze. This year we are stepping up our game with a live action Angry “Ducks” game and a colorful panel maze. Both are going to be so much fun, and you get to hang out with some of your favorite librarians!

We look forward to seeing you at Mills Park this Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM. If you haven’t adopted your ducks to try to win one of the amazing prizes above, you can do so online at

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