The annual Rotary Club of Rockford’s Big Daddy Duck fundraiser is kicking off this week and ducks are starting to flock into town for the big event. Rotarians are busy visiting local businesses to sell and drop off ducks for the Big Daddy Duck festivities that take place as part of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s 54th Annual Start of Summer Celebration, June 8-11, 2023.
The cost to purchase a duck is still $100 and all money received through this fundraiser is used to support the many projects of the Rockford Rotary Club in our community. Families are also encouraged to purchase a duck for a chance to win prizes in one of four contests:  Most Popular Duck by online voting, Prettiest Duck by monetary voting in the club’s Feed a Duck, Feed a Child campaign for hand2hand, plus fastest and slowest duck in the big river race on June 10 at 5 pm at the dam.
To order a duck, visit the and click on the “I Want A Duck” on the forms page or by calling 616-443-8110.
Rockford Brewing Company was the first business to receive their 2023 duck. Pictured are employees Leah T and Tyler accepting their duck for this year's contests.