7th Annual Ugly Duck Derby and Belly Buster Contest Saturday

(BEDFORD) – Nearly 8,500 ducks of the 10,000 ducks available have been sold for the 7th Annual Ugly Duck Derby and Belly Buster contest supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County.



You can purchase 30 ducks for $100.
The Duck Derby and Belly Buster contest are Saturday, May 18 at John Lowery Municipal Pool from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The goal is to sell out of ducks and bring in more than $40,000 this year. The fundraiser will help with the many programs, facilities, and operations of club including after-school programs in Bedford, Mitchell, and Needmore.
Ducks are $5 each or five for $20. A flock of 13 is available for $50.
Admission is free. Those attending can purchase a meal of a hamburger and coke for $5. If there are any ducks left you can buy some the day of the event.
“The prize list for the fundraiser has created a lot of excitement, with the “Buy a Duck, Win a Truck” promotion according to Timber Browning, Resource Development and Marketing Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County. “We are hoping to sell out of ducks this year, and if sales continue the way they are we can do it.”
The first duck to cross the finish line will win a choice between either a two-year lease on a Ford F-150 Super Crew truck or $4,000 thanks to both Bedford Ford and Hoosier Hills Credit Union. The last duck to cross the finish line will win a Fall Break Trip.
Following the 10,000 duck race, 100 more ducks will venture down the slide at Thornton Pool. Those ducks will be selling for $100 each. In that race, the first duck to cross the finish line will win $2,500, second place is $500, and third place $100.
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A highlight of the event is the Belly Buster contest.
This year’s contestants include:

  • Chance Humphrey – Indiana State trooper
  • Natasha Johns – Event planner at Celebrations of Southern Indiana and realtor at Williams Carpenter
  • JK Robbins of Rainbow Printing
  • Austin Malone – Principal Shoals Middle School
  • Brian Skillman – Lawrence County Human Resources Director, and Bedford City Council candidate
  • Tim Butcher – Officer with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department
  • Andrea Richardson – Photographers Assistant/Receptionists at Richardson Studio and Customer Service Specialists at German American Bank
  • Bill Decker – Hall monitor at Bedford- North Lawrence High School
  • Daniel Sipes- Owner of Sipes Body & Glass
  • Marla Jones Business and Community Development Director for the City Of Bedford
  • Morgan Lee Bedford City Police Officer
  • Masked Flopper – This person will not be disclosed until the day of the event. Come to the event to find out who this person is.

There are still plenty of opportunities to purchase ducks. They are available for purchase at the Bedford Parks Department, Dr. Jim Sowders office, and Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County or you can purchase them online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com//event/4078228
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There are 60 prizes this year, including the lease for a Ford truck, free pizzas, product gift baskets, signs, decor, jewelry, gift certificates, recreational admissions, free automotive services, zoo passes, Colts tickets, designer sunglasses, IU tickets, golf lessons and the last duck to cross the line wins a fall break vacation to Star Island.
Price of Ducks includes:

  • 1 Duck for $5
  • 5 Ducks for $20
  • 13 Ducks for $50
  • 26 Ducks for $100

For further information call the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County at 812-279-6123.
List of Prizes for this year’s event include:

  • 2 Year Lease on F150 from Bedford Ford
  • Last Duck across the finish line, wins a trip!
  • Colts Tickets-Donated by Dr. Sowders
  • Designer Sunglasses- Donated by Dr. Sowders
  • IU Tickets-Donated by Dr. Sowders
  • Pizza for a Year-Pizza X
  • Homemade Plant Hanger-Ratkovich Farm
  • Vera Bradley Bag-Donna & Timber
  • $50 Picaboo.com Gift Certificate
  • $50 Picaboo.com Gift Certificate
  • $50 Picaboo.com Gift Certificate
  • $50 Picaboo.com Gift Certificate
  • $50 Picaboo.com Gift Certificate
  • Free Car Detail from Sipes Body & Glass
  • Pampered Chef-Donated by Caitlin Ray
  • Shirt made by Sean Steele
  • Gift Card from Sweet Cakes
  • Gift card and more from Southern Style Boutique
  • 2 Adult passes to Squire Boone Caverns
  • 2 Adult passes to Squire Boone Caverns
  • Gift from Bedford Maurices
  • 2 Indianapolis Zoo Tickets & Parking Pass
  • Free Luca Pizza
  • Free Luca Pizza
  • Free Kids Pizza and Free Lil Zip- Azzip Pizza
  • Free Kids Pizza and Free Lil Zip- Azzip Pizza
  • Free Kids Pizza and Free Lil Zip- Azzip Pizza
  • Free Kids Pizza and Free Lil Zip- Azzip Pizza
  • Blondies $25 Gift Certificate
  • Simply Said Sign from Peggy Tripp-Taylor
  • Gift from Nana’s Farmhouse Charm
  • Jewelry from Hender Sweet Jewelry
  • Mary Kay Basket
  • Papa Johns for a year
  • Coin Set from Bedford Federal Savings Bank
  • 1 Yard of Mulch- Mulch Guy
  • Bonnie Lou Boutique Gift Certificate-Cari Isom
  • Gentlemans Package from Backporch Barber
  • 1-45 minute Golf Lesson with Craig Bowden
  • Hairbasket-Debbie Woods @ The Cut Hut
  • Thirty One Bag- Sherry Porter
  • 2 Jump Passes to Celebrations
  • 2 Jump Passes to Celebrations
  • 1 Massage from Quest Chiropractic
  • 1 Massage from Quest Chiropractic
  • 2 Tickets to Big Splash
  • McAlisters Free Sandwich
  • McAlisters Free Sandwich
  • $75.00 Incrediplex Gift Card
  • Indians Tickets-Donated by Jeff Quyle
  • Indians Tickets-Donated by Jeff Quyle
  • Thirty One Bag- Sherry Porter
  • Thirty One Bag- Sherry Porter
  • Pizza for a year Papa Johns
  • Magic Mountain Date Night
  • Thirty-One Bag from Donna Bough
  • Pig (you pay processing) Donated by The Spreens
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