Kick-Off Summer at the Races!

Dated: June 8 2022

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Kick-Off Summer at the Races!

Rubber ducks

Summer is almost here and it’s that time of the year again! For over 20 years, the Christian County Children’s Charities Sertoma Club has hosted the Sertoma Duck Race Festival down at the Finley River in Ozark to raise funds for local children’s charities. On Friday, June 17th, and Saturday, June 18th, join the community for some fun, food, and festivities!


Adopt your ducks (as many as you want!) to be entered into the race for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes! The first 18 ducks to cross the finish line have the opportunity to win a new Chevy Silverado Custom (1st prize), a $2,000 Texas Roadhouse gift card (2nd prize), a $1,000 Signal gas gift card (3rd prize), as well as many prizes totaling over $40,000! On Saturday, June 17th at 7:00 P.M., the adopted ducks will be released from the bridge to race down the Finley River.

Rubber ducks are available for “adoption” online, at select businesses in Ozark and Nixa, or at the event. Adopt one duck for $10, 6 for $50, or 13 for $100. Money raised from the event goes to help the children of the Ozarks! Proceeds from the event go to Care to Learn Ozark, Children’s Smile Center, Dogwood Ranch, Ozark High School JROTC program, Ozark Senior Center, and CCCC Sertoma (4C, Christian Country Children’s Charities).

More Than Just Rubber Ducks

There’s something fun for everyone! Take the kids over to the KidZone for some carnival rides, join the Cornhole tournament or compete in the Duck Waddle 5k on Saturday. Need to unwind from the fun-filled day? Support our local artisans at the craft fair, walk around the car show, grab a bite to eat from the food truck park, and settle into the beer garden to enjoy some live music. Close out the day's excitement on Friday at the Hot Air Balloon Glow and Christian County’s largest fireworks display on Saturday.

Admission to the event is free! Parking is $10 and a shuttle service is provided, to and from the junior high and high school. Support the community and have fun while you do it. Visit their website or Facebook to see the full schedule and everything there is to offer. Come out to the event and start summer off right!

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