Winners of duck race announced

JASPER — The annual Patoka 2000 duck race was held May 19 at the Jasper Riverwalk Plaza.

The Patoka 2000 duck race is a fundraiser that supports the efforts of Patoka 2000, a beautification group of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce that works throughout the year to clean up the Patoka River entryway into Jasper, to ensure the plants and flags on the bridge look nice, to educate folks about the proper planting and pruning of trees, to dedicate and bless a tree each year on Arbor  Day that shows good tree care, to assist the Jasper Park Department with the annual tree give-away, and to be a resource for people who might have specific questions regarding city beautification and trees.

Winners were Rita Sember, Bret Ackerman, Sarah Beckman, Carmen Sue Perry, Ann Buechler, Jim and Linda McGovren, Whitney Huff, John Bush and Jon Eckerle.

Patoka 2000 meets at 8 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at Azura Café and Deli. Donations may be sent directly to Patoka 2000 at the Jasper Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 307, Jasper IN 47547-0307. For more information, contact the Jasper Chamber at 812-482-6866.

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