The Great Duck Race 2024 - Winners List

The winners are posted below.
Congratulations to the Great Duck Race Winners for 2024!
1st - $1000Bob Spletzer
2nd - $500Lynnel Flowers
3rd - $250Keith Martus
Other - $25Sharon Burgess
Other - $25Ryan Reif
Other - $25Jill Walker
Other - $25Tiffany Roy
Other - $25Kim Leach
Other - $25Stephen Bender
Other - $25Jamison Zehnder
Other - $25Keith Kelski
Other - $25Jason Wright
Other - $25Brian Irish
Other - $25Lori Crosdale
Other - $25Jenn VonFintel
Other - $25Mike Reinert
Other - $25Josh Waskiewicz
Other - $25Andrew Ahlschwede
Other - $25Mike Reinert
Other - $25Nellie Schefka
Other - $25Jeff Leipprandt
Other - $25Chris Pfau
Other - $25Shannon Meyer
The Great Duck Race takes place each year just below the dam on the beautiful Cass River after the Bavarian Kinder Tag Parade. Hundreds of yellow rubber ducks are placed into the Cass River to flock toward the finish line.  This is a favorite event for local residents and visitors who descend on the downtown area during the Bavarian Festival weekend.
The Great Duck Race is one of the Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club's largest fundraisers.  All proceeds from the Great Duck Race are used for the Morning Rotary's local and international community projects, scholarships, and donations. Some of these projects include:
Equipment for the Frankenmuth High School science lab, Dictionary/Thesaurus school donation, Annual adoption of families for Christmas, Two $2,000 Scholarships, two $2,000 trade scholarships, Oratorical contest for grades 3-5, Annual school supply drive, Unsung Hero Award, High School Volunteer of the Year, International Water and Sanitation Projects, Ongoing polio eradication efforts.
You must be 18 years old to purchase a ticket.
Please contact Frankenmuth Morning Rotary Club at with questions.
To purchase tickets contact any Morning Rotarian including Karen Zehnder at Rummel Portrait Studios, 130 W. Tuscola, Frankenmuth, MI.  (989) 652-9909.
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For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
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Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
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