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.