Please join us in welcoming Quacky, the Freestore Foodbank’s Rubber Duck Regatta mascot to the site today! He stops by today to share some very important information about an easy way for us to all get involved in his mission to help Tri-state families in need!
Hi Family Friendly Cincinnati readers!
Quacky here, from the Freestore Foodbank. I’m stopping by today to tell you about my favorite time of year; Rubber Duck Regatta season and the Quacky Races!
On September 4th at 3:00 p.m., during P&G Riverfest, we’re going to drop 125,000 of my little plastic friends off the Purple People Bridge to race down Ohio River. The ducks are purchased by people in the community who want to make sure that none of our neighbors go hungry. Every duck can provide 20 meals, and the owner of the first duck to cross the finish line wins a 2012 Honda Civic LX, and maybe even $1Million! I’ve been driving all around the Tri-State for a few weeks now, and the Civic is quacktastic!
For all you parents, the owner of the second place duck will receive $100 per week to Kroger, FOR A WHOLE YEAR! And, even if you’re not lucky enough to be first or second, five more people will win $500 cash from Kemba Credit Union. Plus, 100% of your money is going directly to feeding people in need throughout the 20 counties we serve in the Tri-State. This could also be a great way to teach your little quackers about giving back to their community.
Now, let’s talk about the REAL fun. I’d like to personally invite the FFC community and your families to our annual Quacky Race on Fountain Square, August 26th at 11:30 a.m. Teams will compete in fun and silly competitions (think Double DARE!), all while wearing homemade duck costumes, helping us raise awareness for the Rubber Duck Regatta, and all the good stuff these little ducks do every year. Also, Bob Herzog will be there, and you know how crazy fun he is! We’re giving away a prize to the member of the audience who is dressed the duckiest, so check out last year’s costumes and start creating!
Be sure to stop by and see me at the Quacky Races, I love posing for pictures with my fans! And don’t forget to buy your duck at www.rubberduckregatta.org. If you’re looking for volunteer opportunities for your flock, and in your neighborhood, we still need help! Check out the available opportunities here. Your contribution will truly go a long way to making sure Greater Cincinnatians small and big don’t have to go to sleep with hungry tummies!
My name is Quacky and I’m the most quacktastic mascot in town! I hang out all over Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and South Eastern Indiana representing the Freestore Foodbank, which is an organization that provides over 18 million pounds of food to 350 agencies all across 20 counties in the Tri-State for people in need. I love swimming in ponds, rainy days, and anything that’s yellow! Can you believe that some people right in our own neighborhoods don’t know where they will get their next meal? Me either! That’s why I do what I do, and why we always need your help. Check us out online at www.freestorefoodbank.org, or on Facebook and Twitter.
Photos courtesy of the FreestoreFoodbank’s Facebook page.
Anna Hogan says
Of course, Quacky forgot to mention that ducks are $5, each, which can provide 20 meals! Purchasing a family of ducks, 5, is $25, and you get a sixth duck free. Your $25 will feed a family of 4 for a week! Thanks to Family Friendly Cincinnati and all of you for your support!