Let a rubber duck win you $500

Published 8:58 am Thursday, May 26, 2016

COOLEEMEE – It might sound far–fetched, but your investment in a small, $5 rubber duck might win you $500.

That will only happen if you buy a ticket before the whistle blows at 1 p.m. to begin the Great Bullhole Duck Race on July 16.

This year, RiverPark has raised the stakes. It hopes to attract a bigger betting pool on the thousands of little yellow, rubber ducks that will be lowered into the South Yadkin River that help raise funds necessary to keep this beautiful spot open, clean and secure.

First prize for this year’s race is $500, second prize will be $250 and a third place finish wins $100.

Tickets are $5 each or can be purchased in a “Quack Pack” (6 for $25) or a “Flock” (15 for $50).

You need not be present to win.