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'Ducks' take to Cuyahoga River for annual PTA race on Aug. 20

Published: August 14, 2016 12:00 AM
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Cuyahoga Falls PTA Council will host the 26th Annual Duck Race Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This family-fun event raises funds for PTA Council's scholarship fund for graduating Cuyahoga Falls High School seniors.

This year's event will see the ducks "racing" in the Cuyahoga River behind Water Works Family Aquatic Center with the assistance of kayakers from Burning River Adventures.

First place prize will be $300; second place will win $200. Prizes will include gift baskets, gift cards for businesses and services and tickets and passes to area entertainment and attractions.

Before the race begins, Mayor Don Walters will open ceremonies to let the games begin. There will be games for kids with prizes for playing, face painting, music, Cuyahoga Falls Police and the K-9 unit, service and safety trucks including the SWAT Negotiator, Bear Cat, Summit County Sheriff and cruiser and the Summit County Safe Community. A dunk tank will give 3 chances for $1 to dunk some favorite principals past and present, including Hillary Freitag, Ike Holzapfel, John Musat, Tammy Brown and Dyanne Schoterman.

Concessions will be available at the Big Cuyahoga Shelter.

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The Burning River Adventures will have a selfie station set with canoes and kayaks for families to get photos.

You can "adopt" a duck for $5 each or $20 for a Quack Pack for five ducks at all school Open Houses, Burning River Adventures, from any PTA member and at the race.

All proceeds from the duck "adoptions," the dunk tank and concessions go to providing scholarships to CFHS graduating seniors this coming school year. Each year the PTA Council interviews senior applicants and awards scholarships to help with their college tuition.

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