Festivities for the 24th annual Mid-Columbia Duck Race are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Park. The launching of the 42,000 yellow rubber ducks into the Columbia River is planned at noon.
The owner of the first duck to cross the finish line will receive a Toyota Camry LE. Duck race tickets are still available for $5 each and may be purchased from a Rotarian or at Toyota of Tri-Cities, Ranch & Home in Kennewick, Garrison's Appliance Center, Cousins Restaurant and all Grigg's/ACE Hardware and Sporting Goods stores.
Free activities before the duck launch include pumpkin painting, a bounce house, family games, music and entertainment from Cherry Creek Radio. Food is available, and the first 200 children will receive a free goody bag.
The Mid-Columbia Duck Race is the major fundraiser for Tri-City Rotary Clubs. For a list of prizes, go to www.tcduckrace.org.