About this time of year, we all go a little ducky around Neighbors as we get ready for our annual Fall event – the Great Neighbors’ Duck Races. Started eight years ago, this day of family-fun has become our signature community event. The “main” events (the duck race heats) will run every 15 minutes throughout the day with the final race at 3 p.m. This year’s grand prizes include: an X-box 360 with a $25 gift certificate to Level Up Games, a Mall of America Family Pack (including passes to attractions, Nickelodeon Universe wristbands, coupon book & merchandise), and an overnight getaway at The Saint Paul Hotel. In addition to the duck races, we are excited to add more kid-friendly activities to the event.
New in 2015:
Duck Shoot – Do you like playing fowl-themed games on your phone or electronic device? Check out this app come to life! Try your skill at launching rubber ducks toward real life targets. The game will be adjacent to the Neighbors’ booth on the grassy area just north of Southview Blvd. Charge to play. Prizes awarded based on performance.
Free Activities Include:
Marble Races – Compete against your friends and see who has the fastest marble!
Mini Duck Races – A waterless, mini version of the duck races course that kids of all ages can play.
Craft Station – Kids can create a make & take duck fan, play duck-themed games and get a temporary duck tattoo.
Coloring Contest – Youth coloring contest held prior to the event. Download a contest entry form here: 2015 Duck Race Coloring Contest Entry Form. Prizes for winning entries! Deadline for entries is noon on October 1st, 2015.
For more information about participating in the Great Neighbors’ Duck Races, or to download a duck adoption certificate, please visit: 2015 Duck Race Certificate. Proceeds from this event benefit the local emergency and supportive services programs at Neighbors, Inc.