On Saturday, Aug. 19, thousands of ducks will race down the river to win prizes for their adopted owners. If you adopt a duck today you have a chance to win a new car plus many other prizes.

When you adopt a little, yellow rubber duck you also get gate admission for loads of fun at Holiday Springs Water Park. The duck race is at 10AM on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Holiday Springs Water Park in Texarkana, Ark. The gates open at 9AM with kid's activities, music and food. Get ready to cheer your ducks on as they race around the “River Rapids” Lazy River for the finish line to win great prizes for you. Winners for the six grand prizes will be announced immediately after the race.

Win a Kia Forte similar to this one from Classic Auto Park
  • First place prize for the first duck to cross the finish line will win the top duck prize, the 2017 Kia Forte, for the adoptive duck parent.
  • Second place prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to Holiday Cleaners.
  • Third place prize is a $500 gift card from Super 1 Foods.
  • Fourth place prize is a $500 Gift Card to Classic Car Wash.
  • Fifth place prize is a Tundra 75 Yeti Cooler from Ledwell Machinery.
  • Sixth place prize is Custom Build Fire Pit from JCM Industries.

Adopt a duck for $5 for one or get six for $25. You can adopt your ducks online or stop by Duck Central at Christus St. Michael on St. Michael Drive in Texarkana, Texas, or call 903-614-7223 by 4:30PM on Friday, Aug. 18. Ducks will also be available the morning of the event at Holiday Springs Water Park. Each duck adoption includes one free entry into Holiday Springs Water Park from 9AM to 11AM the day of the race. Monkey Island and Splash Mountain will be open during this event for the kids to enjoy.

Proceeds from the duck race will benefit cutting-edge cancer care with the region's most advanced new linear accelerator with rapid arc technology for the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. For more information visit Christus St. Michael Foundation.