Little yellow rubber ducks will race down the Tuckasegee River in a fun sporting event to raise money for Jackson, Macon and Swain county New Century Scholars.
The popular annual Ducks on the Tuck race will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The ducks will be dropped into Scotts Creek at the train depot bridge in Dillsboro. A racing duck can be “adopted” at Greening Up the Mountains in downtown Sylva on Saturday or at the race for $5. This year’s grand prize is a 40” flat screen television. Ducks will also be racing for more than 70 other prizes, which will be awarded at the finish line.
New Century Scholars is a community initiative to provide programming and opportunities for youth, starting in the seventh grade and serving them throughout middle school, high school and post-secondary education. Students who successfully complete the program have the opportunity to attend Southwestern Community College for five semesters without the cost of tuition and fees. After earning a degree at SCC, Western Carolina University has partnered with the program to provide an additional two years with this same guarantee.