The ducks will soon be racing again! The Friends of the Foundation of CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System will present The Great Texarkana Duck Race on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Holiday Springs Water Park in Texarkana.The Duck Race will benefit Cancer Patient Care at the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at Christus St. Michael Health System.

As in previous years, rubber ducks “adopted” by community supporters will race for prizes including a 2015 Kia Rio from Classic Kia. For the third year in a row, the ducks will splish and splash in the chilly waters of the “River Rapids” lazy river “racing” their way around the river at 10:30 a.m. with winners for five prizes, announced shortly after 10:30 a.m.

The first duck to cross the finish line will win the top duck prize, the 2015 Kia Rio, for the adoptive duck parent. Second prize is a $1,000 gift certificate for dry cleaning and laundry from Holiday Cleaners. The third-place duck will win a $500 gift card from Super 1 Foods. Fourth prize is a Mayo Corner Chair from Lafferty’s Home Center, and the fifth-place prize is a set of 18ct. Tacori Smoky Quartz Earrings from Alexander’s Jewelers. Monkey Island and Splash Mountain Texarkana will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for family fun activities on race day.

Ducks may be adopted for $5 each or you may adopt five ducks and receive a sixth duck free for a donation of $25. Adoptions will be available online at starting June 25, 2015 until 12 noon on Friday, Aug. 21, or by calling Duck Central at 903-614-7223 until 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. Duck adoption papers can be obtained at Duck Central, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

Proceeds from previous duck races have helped to build the Pediatric Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of CHRISTUS St. Michael, benefited area cancer patients, purchased a patient transport van, and more.

For more information or to obtain an entry form, call Duck Central at (903)

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