There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar, but only two ways to purchase your ducks for the annual Skunk River Duck Race. You can purchase individual ducks or go all in and purchase a "6 quack." Individual ducks are on sale for $5. One of the most interesting features of the $5 bill is that 26 state names are visible on the Lincoln Memorial on the back. The Memorial features engravings of the names of all the states that existed at the time of its construction; however, only 26 of the states are visible on the façade of the building. The average four year old asks 437 questions every day. The answers to several of your most likely questions: The Skunk River Duck Race starts at 6pm in South Park. Tickets can be purchased at the GCC office, ACT Insurance, Ackley State Bank, Ezina Salon, Norsemen Realty, NuCara Pharmacy, Reliance State Bank, Story City Floral and Garden, Town and Country Insurance, inVintg and 2nd Time Around. Ducks cost $5 dollars for 1 duck and $25 for a "6-Quack." For updated prize list check out www.StoryCity.net. Did you know that more than 50 percent of the people in the world have not ever made or received a telephone call? Well, do not be one of those people. Call the GCC at (515) 733-4214 to get updated information on all your Story City events.

The Story! Festival committee is also in full swing for the annual Story! Festival to be held September 20, 21 and 22. Some featured items for this year’s Festival include a Friday night "Dinner and a Story," and Saturday the"Story Market." More information will be available as the event draws nearer.

No date or trivia is too big or too small. The GCC is working on our 2014 GCC Calendar to support the Story City Fire Dept. We are adding events to the calendar this year for all non profits. If you have an event planned and would like it on our calendar please submit your information to the GCC Office no later than September 15th. Calendars will go to print the first part of October so they can be sold in November and December. This is a COMMUNITY Calendar and we want to be sure to get every organization’s IMPORTANT dates and events, plus it is for a great cause!! If you have any questions please contact Nicole at ACT insurance 515.733.2266 or actins@iowatelecom.net.

The Story City Greater Chamber Connection is completely dependent on your support, otherwise known as "partnership," to operate. The GCC can be contacted at (515) 733-4214. We encourage everyone to become a GCC partner. The GCC is Story City’s central connection to focus the energy of residents to volunteer or contribute to a wide variety of community projects and events including downtown preservation and Antique Carousel operations to make Story City a vibrant place to live for young and old. As part of our motto of "Making It All Happen" in Story City, the GCC also periodically collaborates with other community organizations such as the Historical Society to assist their fundraising or the Kiwanis Club to spread their message of supporting Story City’s children’s organizations. Your support is what makes it all happen.