(Xenia, OH) Various restaurants and businesses are turning yellow this month in an effort to help keep kids healthy in Greene County. It’s time for the annual Adopt-a-Healthy Duck campaign. Proceeds support the various clinics available through the Greene County Combined Health District located in Xenia.
In an effort to drum up additional support again this year, there is an opportunity to purchase paper ducks for $1 each – similar to the Children’s Miracle Network campaign – that then gets placed on walls of the local establishments willing to participate. Several businesses in each of Greene County’s varied communities have already begun selling paper ducks and friendly competitions are underway.
In addition to the paper ducks, racing ducks are available for adoption at $5 each that will be dumped into the creek at the new location in Yellow Springs during the annual fall Street Fair for the annual race on Saturday, October 8 at 4 p.m. for an exciting race to the finish. Prizes on tap for the top race finishers include:
• 1st Place: $500 Cash
• 2nd Place: $200 travel certificate from Beavercreek AAA
• 3rd Place: Portable Gas Grill from Walmart/Alan Besco Cars & Trucks
• 4th Place: $100 gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods from McColaugh Funeral Home
• 5th Place: $50 gift certificate to Clifton Mill from Clifton Mill
Race ducks can be adopted through many of the local financial establishments throughout Greene County. They can also be adopted at the Greene County Combined Health District located at 360 Wilson Drive in Xenia. For more information on the Adopt-a-Healthy Duck campaign or race, please contact the Development Office at 937-374-5600.