Nearly $61,000 was raised in the annual Kiwanis Duck Splash, conducted Saturday in Mill Race Park.
Kiwanis representative Jeff Blasdel reported that 15,683 ducks were adopted, generating $60,995 for local youth organizations.
All adopted ducks were turned loose into Round Lake to compete for more than $12,000 in cash and prizes. Remote control Duckinator boats randomly selected ducks to determine the winners, Blasdel said.
Richard Perkins of Columbus was the owner of the Lucky Duck number, but his duck was not one of the first 10 selected, so he did not win the new car or $50,000. He did, however, receive $100 in Konsolation Kash.
Twenty-four other individual prize winners were announced.
$2,500 Travel Gift Certificate from The Travel Authority: Dawnya Miller, Trafalgar
$1,500 in cash: Karen Bowman, Seymour
$1,000 in cash: Katie Carlile, Columbus
60” LED Smart HDTV: Excavation Plus, Inc., Elizabethtown
Apple iPad w/ Retina Display: Karen White, Edinburgh
Laptop Computer from Midwest Computer Solutions: Diane Ward, Columbus
$500 in cash: Stephanie McKinney, Columbus
Otter Creek golf for four and one-night stay at LaQuinta Inn and Suites: Austin Wilson, Columbus
Eight tickets to Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and one-night stay at Hotel Indigo: Mike Chapman, Columbus
PlayStation 4 console: Lindsey Babineo, Columbus
Beats Solo 2 wireless headphones and $100 Walmart gift card: Rick Siefert, Columbus
$350 in cash: Carl Bright, Columbus
Teeth whitening from Pawlus Dental: Andy Riddle, Freetown
XBox One: Kent Waggoner, Columbus
Men’s suit from Dell Brothers: Chrish Tam, Columbus
Gas grill from Lowe’s Home Improvement and $75 Lowe’s gift card: Charlie DeWeese, Columbus
$250 in cash: Chris and Lisa Farnitano, Martinez, California.
Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch: Wayne Nyffeler, Columbus
One month family membership with “Active U” group training from Tipton Lakes Athletic Club: Denise Sharpe, Columbus
$150 in cash and Kiwanis pancake tickets: Araina Bennett, Columbus
Apple iPod Nano: Lisa Rosener, Columbus
One-night stay at Residence Inn — Marriott and Kiwanis pancake tickets: Eric Neal, Columbus
Book of Columbus from Columbus Visitors Center and 2 architecture tour tickets: Linda Jones, Hope
Vera Bradley Purse from Lockett’s Ladies Shop: Patrick Barker, Liberty Township, Ohio
The Corporate Splash winners were Victoria Griffin, first; Voelz Body Shop, second; and Hilliard Lyons, third.
All proceeds benefit local youth organizations, which receive 80 percent of the funds they raise through duck adoptions. Any additional proceeds after expenses help support community service projects of the three Kiwanis Clubs of Columbus: Evening Kiwanis, Golden K Kiwanis and Meridian Kiwanis, Blasdel said.