The Big Daddy Duck race is fast approaching.  Obviously things are different this year with COVID, but we have 77 ducks at this point and will race them on August 8th.  We will award Fastest Duck and Slowest Duck trophies.  We will display the ducks at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Rockford.  People can vote for their favorite duck and choose the Prettiest Duck.  Then we will race the ducks at 4 p.m. Please come down and see the race. It starts right before the bridge at the dam and finishes in Sowersby Park. 
Decorated ducks can be dropped off at the following locations: Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Edge Barbershop in downtown Rockford, Rockford Family Eyecare on 10 Mile in Rockford, Knape Industries on Northland Dr. in Rockford. 
Here is the new timeline for this year's race and other events:
- July 21st - deadline to turn in ducks for online voting
- July 24th - online voting begins
- August 1st - online voting ends - Most Popular Duck title awarded
- August 6th - deadline to turn in ducks for the race
- August 8th - 4 p.m. - duck race downtown Rockford 
- August 10th - Posting of the Prettiest Duck, Fastest Duck and Slowest Duck awards on Rotary website.
See you there!