It's time to start adopting ducks again because the Great Texarkana Duck Race is coming up Saturday, August 19 at Holiday Springs Water Park, presented by Christus St. Michael Health System and will benefit the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center.

All you have to do is adopt a duck, or several, everyone who has adopted a duck for this event will have the opportunity to win great prizes;

  • Grand Prize is a 2017 Kia Forte from Classic Kia.
  • Second place prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to Holiday Cleaners
  • Third place prize is a $500 gift card from Super 1 Foods.
  • Fourth place prize is a $500 Gift Card to Classic Car Wash.
  • Fifth place prize is a Tundra 75 Yeti Cooler from Ledwell Machinery.
  • Sixth place prize is Custom Build Fire Pit from JCM Industries.

Monkey Island and Splash Mountain Texarkana will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for family fun activities on race day.

Ducks can be adopted for a donation of just $5 each, adopt five ducks and you will get a sixth duck free for your donation of $25. Adoptions are available online at until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, or by calling Duck Central at (903)614-7223 until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. Duck adoption papers can be obtained at Duck Central, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas, and through participating sponsors.

Proceeds from previous Duck Races have helped to build the Pediatric Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of CHRISTUS St. Michael, benefited area cancer patients, purchased a patient transport van and more.

For more information or to obtain an entry form, call Duck Central at (903) 614-7223.

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