Discover Downtown Middlesboro will be hosting its second annual Downtown Block Party and Ducky Dash from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Aug. 11 at Fountain Square in downtown Middlesboro. The event was voted “Best Downtown Fundraising Event” at the 2011 Kentucky Main Street Awards.
Admission into the event is free. There is a $5 charge to adopt a rubber duck for the Ducky Dash. The owner of the fastest duck down the racetrack receives a prize.
Ducks will be available the day of the event at the DDM booth and at locations prior to the event with the yellow ducks outside.
Kat Kountry will be hosting its Listener Appreciation Concert during the event with music being provided by Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley. Vendors, church groups, school groups and and other organizations are welcomed to set up free of charge at the event.
If anyone is interested in participating in the event, contact Kevin Smith at 606-269-9428 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year, the goal of the event was to help with flood relief for victims during the June floods. The event also focused on bringing people downtown to help out businesses. The Ducky Dash event raised over $3,000 alone last year.
There were over 20 vendors at the event last year including March of Dimes, Relay for Life and many other church and school groups.
Discover Downtown Middlesboro was formed in 2004 . The program is dedicated to the revitalization of the historic downtown district. For more information regarding DDM or the event, visit www.discoverdowntownmiddlesboro.org or contact Smith.