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Annual SCAN Duck Race set for Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – This weekend, thousands of plastic ducks will float down the St. Joe River.

It’s all part of the annual SCAN Duck Race that helps raise money for child abuse prevention services.

Folks have been able to sponsor ducks over the few weeks to take part in the big duck race at Johnny Appleseed Park.

On Saturday, about 19,000 plastic ducks will take the plunge into the St. Joseph River at 8 p.m.

At $5 a duck, the money helps fund SCAN’s services and goals in keeping children in our community safe.

Organizers say you can buy ducks at the event if you weren’t able to purchase them beforehand (Keep in mind that you can’t pay for a duck with a debit card at the event, so bring cash if you’d like to participate).

This year, the goal was to raise $231,000 for their cause.

The party starts hours before the race at 6:30 p.m. with Kids’ Zone Activities, live music and food trucks.

Following the race, the Kids’ Zone fun continues as well as an animal show.

Topping off the night, fireworks are set to go off at 9:45 p.m.

Free parking is available at Fort Wayne Turners or on H.W. Balls Drive.

For more about the event, click here.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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