In the end, it was a two-duck race for Riverfest Duck Champion, while more than 1,000 little yellow “rubber duckies” floated well behand on the Des Moines River in Windom.
The crowd cheered as they came down the stretch surging toward the finish line. The winner, carrying Mary Lee Raverty’s number, came through for Mary Lee, to the tune of $1,159 (10% of total ticket sales).
Second place went to Amanda Mattson, whose duck brought her just over $869 (7.5% of ticket sales) and the third winner (the prize going to the last place duck) was Owen Altman of Windom. Owen also received $869.
For much more on the duck race the weekend events and a host of photos, see the June 15 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition.
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