Duck Races to kick off Bug Days
Boxelder Bug Days is set to return this fall after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. To kick things off, the annual Rubber Duck Races are slated for June 10 as a fundraiser for the city celebration.
The races will be held at Countryside Golf Course where those attending can purchase a hamburger and homemade chips meal for $8.
The Boxelder Bug Days royalty -- Queen Brooke Moorse, First Princess Ellen Meagher, and Second Princesses Ava Larson and Morgen Wersal -- will pull the ducks out of the water and announce the cash prize winners.
The 2021 Boxelder Bug Days t-shirt, which was designed by Bug Days committee member Danielle Ryer, will also be unveiled during the Duck Races.
Tickets for the Duck Races are 2 for $5. First place is $200, second place is $100, third place is $50, and fourth through seventh places each get $25.
Tickets for the Duck Races go on sale this week at Gislason's Ace Hardware, Brad's Market, Highway 68 Liquor, Minneota Building Materials, or from one the Boxelder Bug Days royalty. Tickets and t-shirts will also be on sale at the Heritage Event Center's Spring Festival on Saturday, June 5 in Taunton.