Duck Race celebrates its 25th year

By WEEK Producer

July 31, 2013 Updated Jul 31, 2013 at 9:52 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Center for Prevention of Abuse is marking a milestone with the annual Duck Race. This will be the 25th year for the event.

The duck race is the agency's largest fundraiser.

Those who purchase a duck, have a chance to win some great prizes, including $5,000..

The proceeds help the center provide combined services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse.

The agency also has expanded to include a range of services in area schools to combat bullying.

"The duck race makes such a difference,” said Executive Director Martha Herm. “It fills the gaps in the grants that we get, grants don't cover everything, but it also allows us to support things that we think are really important like our prevention programs in the schools."

This year’s Duck Race will be held Saturday, August 17 on the Peoria Riverfront.

Duck Race tickets can be purchased at the Duck Race, online at duckrace.com/Peoria or at the following locations:

August 2: Associated Bank, Chillicothe 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
August 2: Peoria Heights Music Festival 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.
August 3: Peoria Heights Music Festival 10 a.m.– 9 p.m.
August 3: Lindy’s Downtown Market 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 3: Walmart, Pekin/East Peoria 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 4: Kroger, Pekin 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 4: Walmart, Washington 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 9: Associated Bank, Brandywine 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
August 10: HyVee 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 10: Shoppes at Grand Prairie 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 11: Walmart, University 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 16: Associated Bank, Pioneer Pkwy 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
August 16: Associated Bank, Jefferson 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
August 17: Peoria Riverfront Market 8 a.m. - noon
August 17: Schnucks, Peoria 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 17: Kroger, Lake St. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 17: Walmart, Allen Rd. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 18: Walmart, Morton 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 23: Associated Bank, Pekin 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
August 23: Associated Bank, East Peoria 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
August 23: Erin Feis 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
August 24: Erin Feis noon – 1:30 p.m.
August 24: Peoria Riverfront Market 8 a.m. – noon