Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
Tunnel Hill Duck Race Draws a Crowd
TUNNEL HILL -- Nearly 300 people enjoyed a little sun and racing Saturday, during the eighth annual Duck Race in Tunnel Hill. It benefits the Heather Treat Memorial Foundation, which helps Johnson County Cancer patients.
Those who attended were able to enjoy food, music, and plenty of games. Two St. Louis Rams cheerleaders were also there signing autographs. This was the first year organizers offered cash prizes for three different races. Winners went home with $500.
Organizers say the event is for community members to come out and show their support.
"It all goes back to having a Sunday and spending time with each other, and helping your fellow neighbors and winning a lot of money," says organizer Robin Harper-Whitehead.
The event has been successful in previous years, but organizers says they don't ever set a goal for how much they should raise. They're just happy to receive as much as they can.
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