SIDNEY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County had its 11th annual Duck Derby and Duck-N-Run 5K in Sidney’s Tawawa Park, June 22.
This year’s Duck Derby had 2,493 ducks “adopted” by community members and local corporate sponsors and raced in nearby Mosquito Creek. Thirteen prizes were awarded for the Duck Derby with the $1,000 grand rrize going to Emerson Climate Technologies. The firm donated the prize back to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Other prize winners were Vera Heitkamp, Birdie Gambrel, Eileen Litchfield, Keith and Peggy Foutz, Scott Swartz, Matthew Schutte, William and Darlene McClain, Beth Barker, Gregory and Delores Cook, Gloria Miller and Jeff Schlater.
The Duck-N-Run 5K run/walk had 85 male and 139 female registered participants. Full results can be found at www.goodtimesracing.com. Plaques were awarded to the top three male and three female runners overall. Plaque recipients included first place Adam Klipstine and Lindsay Headings, second place Lucas Smith and Mariana Kellner, and third place Fred Schmiedebusch and Crystal Barton. Male and female age division winners were Dalton Davis and Olivia Murphy, 10 and under; Hayden Schmidt and Hope Bixler, 11-14; Chance Klipstine and Maria Schmiesing, 15-19; Luke Leffel and Bridget Hoehne, 20-24; Cameron Eisenhardt and Molly Stockstill, 25-29; Zak Hurley and Jill Hanke, 30-34; Dallas Davis and Tonya Fulmer, 35-39; Matt Ambos and Molly Bornhorst, 40-44; Dean Wintrow and Amy Kentner, 45-49; Robert Boller and Michele Stoltz, 50-54; Terry Campbell and Kathy March, 55-59; Richard Barton and Mary Siegrist, 60-64; Randy Bashore and Barbara Herzog, ages 65-69; Paul Albers, 70-74; and Gene Black, 75-79.
Prior to the event, Brenda Barhorst of Fort Loramie, was awarded a $50 gift card for being one of the first 200 people to register for the 5K.