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Rubber duck race raises money for March of Dimes

JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Jackson County celebrated the March of Dimes' 75th anniversary on Saturday by hosting a Rubber Duck Race at Lockwood Park.

Money was raised for the foundation by selling tickets that corresponded to hundreds of rubber ducks. The participants could adopt one duck for $5 or three for $10.  

The event also included a March for Babies walk in Newport earlier in the morning.  

Gina Slagley, committee member for the race, said the event grows every year. "It brings our community together to raise awareness for March of Dimes," said Slagley. "Without our community we wouldn't be able to do this."

Residents also enjoyed face painting, live music, martial arts, and won tons of prizes.

 

 

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