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Duck Race Planning Committee

Trish Holmes

The RiverBend Duck Race is one of Growth Association’s five annual events and it takes place at Raging Rivers Waterpark in Grafton the end of May. 

The Duck Race is an evening of networking with more than 800 RBGA members and community residents enjoying Raging Rivers Waterpark, which is an entertainment resource in the Riverbend community. 

Each year, more than 1,500 plastic ducks are sold in the Riverbend community to compete in a race in the Lazy River water attraction, with the first 200 ducks through the finish line winning prizes. Winners take home Cardinal baseball tickets, restaurant gift certificates, BBQ grill, baskets and much more. All prizes are donated from generous River Bend businesses. 

This committee meets monthly during the months of January through May. Committee members sell sponsorships, solicit prizes and work the event. 


Jenni Beck | Current Realty
Nancy Bivens | WBGZ Radio
Mary Boulds | City of Alton 
Connie Clark | Raging Rivers WaterPark
Brenda Eardley | Lauschke & Assoc. Real Estate 
Linda Funk | Regions Bank
Jerry Gibson | Village of Godfrey
Sheila Goins | Midwest Members Credit Union

Trish Holmes | RiverBend Growth Association 
Therese Kuddes | Kuddes Advertising Specialties
Matt Labertew | Axis Spinal Care
Marlene Lewis | Alton Memorial Hospital
Mike Nikonovich | Grafton Winery & Brewhaus 
Amy Schaake | RiverBender.com
Martha Schultz | First Clover Leaf Bank