The Skunk River Duck Race is scheduled Thursday, June 8, at 5 p.m.

Participants purchase a duck for $5 or a “Six Quack” for $25. Each duck is assigned a number, and the purchaser receives a ticket with that number.

Ducks are on sale now and can be purchased at the GCC office, NuCara Pharmacy, Reliance State Bank, GNB Bank, Norsemen Realty, Great Western Bank, and Town and Country Insurance. They can also be purchased online at, under GCC and Organization.

On June 8, the ducks are released in the Skunk River at the Swinging Bridge in South Park and they race to a predetermined finish line. As they cross the finish, the ducks are pulled in order of their finish and prizes are awarded accordingly.

The ticket holder will know their ducks placing according to the number on their ticket and the Grand Prize for first place of $1,000 cash will be announced at the time of the event.

All other prizes will be announced the following Monday; that list will be available on the GCC’s website and at the office.

“We receive donations for prizes from many different businesses, organizations and individuals from Story City as well as outside the community so chances of winning are very good,” said Jay Wilson, GCC assistant director. “It is a really fun time for all ages to attend!”