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 www.duckrace.com/lakecharles. 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