The Center for Prevention of Abuse Celebrates 30 Years of Ducks and Hosts 30th Annual Duck Race at EastSide Centre 8/25

Record-Breaking 30,000  Rubber Ducks to Race Down 750-foot Water Slide at Family Fun Event,
Raising Funds to Help Build a Safe and Peaceful Community
Who:                   Center for Prevention of Abuse (CFPA)

Interviews:        Carol Merna, Executive Director, Center for Prevention of Abuse

What:                 The Center for Prevention of Abuse is hosting its 30th Annual Duck Race, which raises funds to provide free and confidential services to help all women, men, and children live free from violence and abuse in Central Illinois.

The family fun event has free activities for kids, including bounce houses, face painting, music from Mix 106.9, cotton candy, and more. Refreshments are available for purchase from Moja Southern Kitchen and Kona Ice. The event features 30,000 rubber ducks that are released out of a dump truck and then race down a giant 750-foot water slide, which runs down the street leading to EastSide Centre in East Peoria, Illinois. The person whose duck crosses the finish line first will win $5,000 cash. In honor of the 30th year, the owners of the top 30 duck finishers will also win prizes, including $3,000 cash, $2,500 gift card to Sherman’s, a moped, televisions, an Apple watch, pearl jewelry, local gift baskets, and more.

                             This year will feature a Kid’s Cleanup Crew. All kids interested in helping to clean up will receive a colorful bucket to help scoop and return the ducks to the cases.

When:               Saturday, August 25, 2018
Fun beings at 12:00 p.m.
Race beings at 2:00 p.m.

Where:                EastSide Centre
                              1 Eastside Drive
                              East Peoria, IL 61611

Why:                   The Center for Prevention of Abuse Duck Race is the longest running duck race in the country. Thanks to generous sponsors, 100% of the proceeds go to support all of the programs and services offered at CFPA to help all women, men, and children live free from violence and abuse.


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