It’s almost time to pluck your duck at the 5th annual Fourth of July Duck Derby Extravaganza in downtown Minden.
All the fun will get quackin’ at 5 p.m. Monday, July 3, on Main Street. Proceeds benefit the Greater Minden Chamber’s community programs.
“The events committee is working diligently to plan a night that is shaping up to be a truly spectacular evening,” said Chamber CEO Stephanie Barnette. “We are anticipating hundreds of locals, as well as out of town guests, to line the brick streets of Minden to watch a few thousand ducks race down the water-filled course.”
The public will have an opportunity to purchase ducks and the winning ducks will receive cash prizes.
“We are adding a few new events to the evening and will cap it all off with a fireworks celebration by Presenting Sponsor Goex Industries.” Barnette said.
Young Women’s Service Club will be handing out popsicles and glow sticks, and there will be a children’s parade.
“All ages are welcome to join in on the fun at our Children’s Parade during the Duck Derby,” Barnette said. “Come dressed in their best patriotic attire or duck themed costumes/outfits.”
There is no fee to participate in the parade, and children may bring their skates, bikes, wagons or pedal cars
Prizes will be awarded
5:30 p.m .- Lineup begins in front of Capital One Bank on Main street.
5:45 p.m. – Parade begins!
Sponsorships for the derby are closed, however, ducks may be purchased on the chamber’s website (see below).
“We are doing a giveaway contest on our page now until Friday,” Barnette said.
- 1 Racing Duck (1): $5
- Quack Pack (5): $20
- Quacker’s Dozen (12): $50
- Flock of Ducks (25): $100
1st Place – $1,000 Cash
2nd Place – $500 Cash
3rd Place – $250 Cash
You do not need to be present to win.
Town & Country Health & Rehab
Home Federal Bank
Barksdale Federal Credit Union
City on a Hill Pentecostals
Gibsland Bank & Trust
Interstate Building Materials
Mike’s Hometown Spirits
Under Dawgs Sports Grill
Durrett Law & Title
Catherine C. Hunt, Realtor/LaState Realty, LLC
Minden Fire Department, City of Minden, Webster Parish Libraries, Citizens National Bank, D&T Inflatables, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Minden, Wimberly Agency, Young Women’s Service Club of Minden.