Rubber duck race raises money for March of Dimes

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

Money was raised for thefoundation 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 Marchfor Babies walk in Newport earlier in the morning.

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

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

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