Barbecue starts Rotary duck race sales Friday

Tri-Cities Rotary clubs are staging a Ducks and Dogs community barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Ranch and Home in Kennewick.

Ducks and Dogs officially kicks off the ticket sales drive for the Mid-Columbia Duck Race, sponsored by Toyota of Tri-Cities and Baker Boyer Bank. Cherry Creek Radio, which operates a dozen stations in eastern Washington, will be providing the entertainment and serving up a barbecue lunch courtesy of Templeman's Meat Market, Coca-Cola and Yoke's Fresh Market.

The first 100 attendees who are 18 years and older will receive a free express car wash from Autobahn Auto Care.