Another popular local summer event coming back to Jasper!
The 28th Annual Patoka 2000 Duck Race is scheduled for Thursday, July 8th, at 11:30 am at the Jasper Municipal Swimming Pool.
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.
The race is a fundraiser that supports the efforts of Patoka 2000- a beautification group of the Jasper Chamber of Commerce that works hard throughout the year to clean up and beautify the Patoka River entryway into Jasper.
This group ensures that the plants and flags on the bridge look nice, educates residents about the proper planting and pruning of trees, and assists the Jasper Park and Recreation Department with its annual tree giveaway.