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Cincinnati woman wins car in Rubber Duck Regatta

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Posted at 9:35 AM, Sep 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 19:31:13-04

CINCINNATI -- A West Price Hill woman won the top prize - a 2018 Honda Accord - in the 24th annual Rubber Duck Regatta on Sunday, officials said.

As many as 200,000 rubber ducks, purchased at $5 each, floated down the Ohio River to benefit the Freestore Foodbank. The winners were picked at the finish line.

Winners were:

2018 Honda Accord: Josette Anderson-Price of West Price Hill;

$5,200 in groceries ($100 per week for a year): Christine Anderson of Downtown Cincinnati;

$500 cash: Paul Cocke of Montgomery; George Drewyor of Amelia; Katie Ziegler of Anderson Township; Marlene Bosse of Colerain Township; Kyle Kingenberg of Hebron.

The regatta, in its 24th year, is a fundraiser for the Freestore Foodbank and an annual part of Riverfest.

"This is actually our largest fundraising event to help serve children and families in our community," spokeswoman Sarah Cook said.

Cook said the last four Rubber Duck Regattas raised more than $1 million each.

The Freestore Foodbank will announce Sunday's total during a prize presentation at 10 a.m. on Sept. 14. 

Some 80,000 Tri-State children are at risk for hunger, according to Cook.