Patoka 2000 Duck Race

Patoka 2000, the beautification committee of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the annual Duck Race again for July 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jasper Municipal Swimming Pool.

The Duck Race helps to raise funds for the beautification of the Patoka River Bridge area, making sure that flowers and flags are on the bridge to beautify that area for local residents and also for visitors that come into our city.

You can help sponsor a duck for the duck race by purchasing one for $5 or 3 for $10.  You can stop by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce or volunteers may be at the Farmer’s Market or the Jasper IGA occasionally during the month of June.  The  event has received a license from the Indiana Gaming Commission - - license # is on file with the Jasper Chamber of Commerce.

 Prizes for 2021 will be similar to those in the past:   Downtown Jasper Shopping Spree, picnic table donated by Krempp Lumber, $100 cash from Bob Luegers Motors and $100 cash from Uebelhor & Sons, $50 gift certificate from Olinger Diamond Center and Logo Items from Jasper Engines & Transmissions.

This is the 28th year for the Duck Race to be held in conjunction with Patoka 2000.  Some of the projects of that group include:  the urns on the Patoka River Bridge, Semi-Annual clean up of the bridge area, encourage the proper tree in the proper place, Annual Blessing and Dedication of a tree in Jasper on Earth Day, Co-sponsoring the annual tree give-away with the Jasper Park Department, putting flowers on the bridge nearly year-round and encouraging the general beautification of Jasper.

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