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- Category: Radford
- Published on Monday, June 18 2012 15:31
- Written by NRVNews
The ducks will be available for adoption at the Radford Visitor’s Center, inside Glencoe Museum at 600 Unruh Drive or the Radford Chamber of Commerce, 200 Third Street, Suite C or from your neighborhood Noon Rotarian prior to the event. Ducks can be adopted for $5 each or a ‘flock’ of 5 for $20. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Radford Noon Rotary Scholarship Fund.
The ducks will ‘fly’ into the New River at 3 pm on August 11th. You’ll want to get a good seat along the banks of the river and cheer your duck on to the finish line, sponsored by Motor Mile Speedway.
The fastest duck will win $250, second place is $100 and third place wins $75. Additional prizes will be awarded and include a grand prize featuring a half-day fishing trip with Tangent Outfitters and a one night stay at Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast. There will be a special ‘lame duck’ prize for the slowest duck.
The festivities will begin with a 5k in the morning at 8:30 a.m. to benefit the American Heart Association and a fun run for the kids at 9:30 a.m. The 5k is being sponsored by Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Run About Sports, Radford University and the Radford Visitor’s Center. Contact Renee Gerow at 540-731-2925 for race registration information.
Corn hole and horseshoe registration forms are available at the Radford Chamber of Commerce.
The New River is one of Radford’s most important natural resources. Fishing, tubing, canoeing and kayaking and birding are great ways to enjoy and appreciate the slow moving waters in Radford. Shawn Hash, owner of Tangent Outfitters in Radford’s Bisset Park and Pembroke, VA says the event is a ‘great way to preserve, promote and protect the New River’. The ducks will ‘fly’ into the river and will promptly be removed immediately after the race.
Riverfest, a daylong celebration of the New River, is being organized by the Radford Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in previous years but has not been held in recent years.
The full day of fun is a great way to spend some time with your family in one of Radford’s most beloved parks, Bisset Park.
Bluegrass will be performed live from noon-6 pm at the gazebo. BBQ from Little River Grill and a beverage garden will be available for attendees. The corn hole tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and the horseshoe tournament will start at 11 a.m. Children’s activities will be ongoing throughout the day. Everyone is encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and spend the day in the park.