The Great Roanoke River Duck Race

Duck Race

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Rotary Club of Roanoke is hosting the 2nd Annual “Great Roanoke River Duck Race” on Saturday,
May 30, 2015 on the Roanoke River.
This event will raise money for Bradley Free Clinic, Girl Scouts,
Center in the Square, Blue Ridge Literacy, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy and the Rotary Scholarship
Fund. Last year after getting all of our “DUCKS IN A ROW”, the 10,000 ducks performed swimmingly
down the river as the crowds cheered their special duck on to victory. The Festival is from 11AM to
3PM and ducks will be launched at 1PM from the first low water bridge on Wiley Drive.

This FREE family event had hundreds of children and adults excited to see their duck race down the river. Family activities will include: making pottery with The Pottery Guild, inflatables, face painting with the Girl Scouts, martial arts with Universal Kempo Karate School, Twirlers, Play It Again Sports, and music from “Easy Pickens Band”. This year we are adding a Petting Zoo, Rock Wall and lots of new activities. Our sponsors this year are Grand Home Furnishing, Carilion, Rossi Construction, Atlantic Bay Mortgage and WDBJ7.

Center in The Square has “Guess The Number of Ducks” in a giant 6 foot plexi-glass case. So come to Center in the Square and try your guesstimating talents!

Roanoke Times review of “Hairspray”


Thank you The Roanoke Times for a wonderful review of HAIRSPRAY at Mill Mountain Theatre! Don’t miss this “delightful and timely” production, April 29-May 17 on the Trinkle Main Stage at Center in the Square. Tickets and info at or by calling 540.342.5740.

Upbeat songs, energetic dance moves and lots of hairspray are in full supply as Mill Mountain Theatre kicks off its 50th anniversary season… “Hairspray” is a story about finding out not just who you are, but who you can be.”