Rubber Duck Regatta sells out

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TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The 2020 Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta officially sold out.

“15,000 ducks have been adopted for the 2020 Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta – 3,000 more ducks than in 2019,” John C. Eting, agency director for Catholic Charities said. “Proceeds from past events have provided basic needs services of food, clothing and shelter and after school programming to tens of thousands of children, families and seniors across west central Indiana. We are especially thankful to all of our sponsors who have provided the means for us to make this year’s event a success. Those sponsors include Kroger – presenter of the 2020 Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta; Central State Construction; Misco Crane; Union Health; Gartland Foundry; St. Benedict Catholic Church and Duke Energy.”

The event, presented by Kroger, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fairbanks Park.

A total of 15,000 bright yellow rubber ducks will be released into the Wabash River.

Proceeds from this event provide hope for a future without hunger, homelessness or insecurity in the Wabash Valley through Catholic Charities in Terre Haute.

One lucky winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and the chance to win $1 million.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone interested in attending the race is encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distance from others outside of their family or group.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available for those who need it.

For those who would prefer to watch the event from home, it will be live streamed on the Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta Facebook page.

For more information about the Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta, visit the website.

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