The Patoka 2000 Duck Race is set to take place next month.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th at 1 pm near the gazebo in the Riverwalk Plaza area. Hundreds of toy ducks are set to compete in this event. Sponsoring a duck is $5, or you can sponsor three ducks for $10. If you wish to sponsor a duck, volunteers will have a table set up at Home Town IGA in Jasper at various times this month and next month. You can also stop by the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 302 West 6th Street and various downtown businesses.

Funds raised from the Patoka 2000 Duck Race will go towards supporting the continued efforts of Patoka 2000.

The Patoka 2000 beautification committee meets the second Thursday of each month at Azura Café and Deli at 8:00 a.m.  If you are interested in joining Patoka 2000, wish to make a financial contribution or would just like to get involved – show up at a meeting or call the Jasper Chamber of Commerce for more information at 482-6866.

OLD JASPER DAY/LYONS CLUB STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

In other events, Old Jasper Day and the Jasper Lions Club Strawberry Festival will also be held on Sunday, May 19th. The day will feature train and carriage rides as well as food and concerts featuring Danielle Lee Wehr from 2-3 pm and Scott Saalman and his group will “Read (and sing) for Food” between 5 and 6 pm. The Jasper City Mill will also be open.