Children's Miracle Network duck race will go on rain or shine

From the local Children's Miracle Network Office:

Due to the threat of rain and thunderstorms being forecasted for Saturday, April 18 a few adjustments to the CMN Duck Race event has to be made.

As a result the gumbo cook off and other pre-race activities have been cancelled.  However, the ducks WILL race on Saturday, rain or shine!  As of now, the ducks will be released into the water at 10:00 a.m. at Prien Lake Park.  Winners will be announced shortly after the race is complete.  

Duck adoptions are still available by logging on to  All proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

For more information, call 491-7750.

The Prien Lake Park waterway will fill with thousands of yellow rubber ducks this Saturday, April 18, at 1:00 p.m. as the Children's Miracle Network Duck Race makes it way back to Lake Charles.  The first eight ducks to cross the finish line will "waddle" away with fabulous prizes including:

Grand prize--$5,000 cash

2nd prize-$2,009 cash provided by Coushatta Casino Resort

3rd prize-two-night hotel accommodations in San Antonio, Texas compliments of GlobeTrek Travel

4th prize-a set of Cooper Tires donated by Pumpelly Tire

5th prize-"Family Frills & Thrills" package filled with free passes and gift cards to local attractions and restaurants

6th prize-"Makeover Mania" Party for six provided by Club Tabby

7th prize-a pair of season tickets to the Louisiana Swashbucklers compliments of the Louisiana Swashbucklers

8th prize-a SPRINT phone and accessories package courtesy of The SPRINT Store on Derek Drive

Need not be present to win!