Ducks on the Tuck fundraiser floats into Swain County

out duckstuckDucks — of the rubber variety — will take to the Tuckaseegee River 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, in an annual race to raise money for Southwestern Community College’s New Century Scholars program, which provides last-dollar tuition scholarships for deserving students who lack financial means.

The race will be held in Swain County for the first time in its 14-year history, with the event staged at Riverfront Park in Bryson City.

“We’re excited about bringing Ducks on the Tuck to Swain County,” said Mary Selzer, director of the SCC Foundation. “Our plans at this point are to rotate Ducks on the Tuck between our three counties, so it will be in Macon County next year. Regardless of where the race is held, people can designate which county their donation will benefit.”

Community members “adopt” ducks for a fee, and the winning duck garners a prize for its owner. 

To adopt a duck, contact Kathy Posey at 828.339.4227 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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