Local families flocked to Lake Shawnee on Saturday for the annual Sertoma Great Topeka Duck Race. The event is a fundraiser that supports the Boys and Girls Club as well as other charities in the area.
It’s an event filled with food, music, and 10,000 rubber ducks that race. This year the Sertoma Club sold thousands of rubber ducks raising more than $30,000.
Mike Born adopted a duck and says he knows without these events, local charities wouldn’t be able to do what they do.
“Kids and adults and people that need services wouldn’t have anything. They’d be in a world of hurt. It’s great, because we need to help them out, and I like helping them out so that’s a good deal there,” Born said.
Buying just one duck helps feed 12 children in need. So because of this event, hundreds of local kids will be getting a meal.