UPDATE: Graff Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram - Rockford won the most popular duck title for 2022 with 3216 votes!  That is a new record!  JH Nicholson collected more than 1900 votes for second place. Andrus Architecture was third with 1301 votes.  Thank you everyone for voting!  Next up, the Prettiest Duck title is on the line at our booth at Start of Summer. Stop by the booth (located in front of the Hemp Company in Rockford) and stuff money in the box of your favorite duck. All money raised in the Prettiest Duck voting will be donated to Hand2Hand.  See you at the booth!
 
The Rockford Rotary kicked off its duck race event with online voting to select the Most Popular Duck in Rockford.  The winner will receive a traveling trophy that they can keep at their business for one year.  Voting started at 12:01 on May 31st and continued until 8 p.m. on June 8th.  Decorated ducks that were turned in by May 26th were placed in store windows in downtown Rockford.  You can see the ducks at the Edge Barbershop, Edward Jones - Eva Trudell, GLIKs and Aunt Candy's.  Flyers are posted in the store windows with a QR code. Scan the QR code with your phone to pull up the voting form.  Then you can select your favorite duck and submit your vote.  Each person can vote 5 times a day (honor system).  You can see pictures of the decorated ducks here: LINK.  
 
Stop by the Rotary booth at the Start of Summer celebration (in front of the Hemp Shop).  You will be able to vote for the prettiest duck by stuffing your favorite duck's jar with money.  All proceeds raised from the prettiest duck voting will be donated to Hand2Hand
 
The duck race will take place on Saturday, June 11th at 5 p.m. The ducks will launch from the dam and be collected in Richardson-Sowersby Park.  Please come out to support your favorite duck!  Trophies will be awarded for fastest and slowest duck.  
 
Kids will enjoy the duck shoot (three shots for a dollar) and the pluck a duck (we are giving away books to school age kids) at our booth. 
 
We hope to see you at Start of Summer!