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Little duck earns big winnings

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 12:22 p.m. CST
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Pictured with Cogsley the Duck mascot are Hardt, her husband, Don, and son, Donnie.

GENOA – More than 300 people attended the Great Genoa Duck Race sponsored by the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 8. This year’s event included sponsors, vendors, food booths, games, a moon bounce and musical entertainment.

More than 1,800 ducks floated down the Kishwaukee River in the main event. Kelly Hardt of Genoa won the grand prize of $500. Pam Mettler’s duck finished second, winning her $250, and Sherry Frankenbach came in third for $100. The last duck to cross the line was purchased by the American Legion Auxiliary, which won $50.

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