Rotary Duck Derby 2019 in the books

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Thousands of rubber ducks floated down the Rogue River on Saturday.

The derby has been held by the clubs to fundraise for different groups in the community.

This year, proceeds will benefit the fairgrounds indoor arena and a portion will also towards a new athletic facility for Illinois Valley High School.

Since 2003, the derby has raised more than $1.5 million dollars to help Josephine County’s children.

“Without the people who adopt ducks and without really this whole community we wouldn’t be able to do it,” Dave Morrison, chairperson said.

The grand prize winner, Elaine Booth from Grants Pass won $15,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new vehicle from one of the sponsoring car dealers.

For more information about the race, click here.

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