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Genoa woman wins chamber event

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Kelly Hardt of Genoa won the grand prize of $500 at the Great Genoa Duck Race sponsored by the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured with Cogsley the Duck mascot are Hardt, her husband, Don, and son, Donnie.

The DAILY CHRONICLE

More than 300 people attended the Great Genoa Duck Race sponsored by the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 8.

This year’s event was expanded to include sponsors, a variety of vendors, food booths, games, a moon bounce and musical entertainment.

More than 1,800 ducks floated down the Kishwaukee River in the main event.

Kelly Hardt of Genoa won the grand prize of $500. Pam Mettler’s duck finished second, winning her $250, and Sherry Frankenbach came in third for $100. The last duck to cross the line was purchased by the American Legion Auxiliary, which won $50.

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