It was all about family at the Waterfront Park in Star City on Sunday, as the Shack Neighborhood House and Connecting Link hosted the second annual all American family festival and duck race.
The duck race has been in existence for nine years, but this is only the second year for the entire festival. Organizers said it's important to have a fundraiser that is affordable for everyone.
"I think it should go hand and hand. A lot of fundraisers are all about the money so everything is kind of expensive. So we really wanted this fundraiser to be able to include the people we serve which typically don't have a lot of money. So that's why we really pushed the sponsorship and we had great feedback," said Jenna Lohnes.
About 2,500 rubber ducks were available to be purchased. At the end of the day the ducks were thrown over the Star City bridge and the first 30 to cross the finish line won prizes.
Aside from the duck race, there were many other activities for kids to enjoy including pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, and swimming.
Proceeds from the event were split between the Shack Neighborhood House and the Connecting Link. Anyone who purchased a duck could choose to donate that money to either organization.
This year organizers expected their largest crowd at about 500 people.