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Morning Rotary announces annual Duck Race is June 9

  The Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club has announced its 9th Annual Great Duck Race will be held during Bavarian Festival weekend on Saturday, June 9.  The Race takes place just below the dam on the Cass River after the Bavarian Kinder Tag Parade each year, where hundreds of yellow rubber ducks are dumped into the Cass River to flock towards the finish line.  Local residents and visitors descend on the downtown area during Bavarian Festival weekend to watch the race and see who wins the prizes.

  Prizes, which are awarded to the top three finishing ducks, are as follows: First place $1000, second place $500, third place $250. In addition, there are 20 chances to win $25. Prizes will be awarded right after the race, although winners do not have to be present to win – ticket numbers will be posted on the Frankenmuth Rotary website. 

  The Great Duck Race is one of the Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club’s largest fundraisers. All proceeds from the Great Duck Race are used for the Morning Rotary’s local and international community projects, scholarships and donations. Some of these projects include: Equipment for Frankenmuth High School science lab; Dictionary/ Thesaurus school donation; Annual adoption of families for Christmas; Two $1,000 college scholarships; Oratorical contest for grades 3-5; Annual school supply drive; Unsung Hero Award; High School Volunteer of the Year; International water projects; Ongoing polio efforts; and Rotary Exchange student program.

  Ticket sales have begun. See your favorite Morning Rotarian, or stop by Rummel Studios or Amazing Engraving.  Tickets also available by the river the morning of the race.  Stay tuned to the Morning Rotary ( website and Facebook page ( for more details.

  For more information about the race or the Great Duck Race, or becoming a sponsor, please contact Larry Michael (989-652-6104).


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