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Thanks to 171 Volunteers (mostly Tipton & Tri-Central Students) and Sponsors (especially IU Health Tipton Hospital & TDS Telecom) and more than a dozen partners (especially the City of Tipton, Cicero Twp. Fire Dept., the Boys & Girls Club, Kiwanis Club, and Mustard Seed) that provided activities and services... 1,200 people who attended, including 321 children, enjoyed Fun for the Family at Ducky Day in Tipton Park 2016!

We are also grateful for splendid weather after a week of storms and the great spirit of cooperation from everyone.

Ducky Day in Tipton Park
will be Sunday, August 27, 2017.

1:30 pm • Duck Derby @ 3:45 pm

Organized by the Tipton County Foundation, With Leadership and Support from Staff and Volunteers from many Partners

2016 Sponsors

Suns of Tipton

This fun event for the whole family will be conducted for the fourteenth time on Sunday, August 28, 2016, a week before Labor Day weekend, beginning at 1:30 pm. This summer-ending celebration for youngsters at family-friendly prices is always well-attended and well-supported by volunteer efforts. Thank you to all of them!

Each child will get a wristband for $3, entitling her or him to enjoy all the games, “rides,” crafts, and other fun organized by the Boys & Girls Club of Tipton County for the afternoon. They will also receive a "gold coin" toward the cost of food and beverages provided by the Suns of Tipton Kiwanis, or ice cream from the Mustard Seed. Free to everyone of any age is the entertainment by Tipton County singers and dancers all afternoon at the Gazebo. 

Families may wish to bring lawn chairs or blankets for relaxation during the afternoon.
Families will want to purchase their wristbands by 3:00, in order to be able to enjoy all the fun.
At 3:30 pm, activities will shut down in the main part of the Park, and everyone will be urged to move to the north side of the main park entrance road where children can get a ticket for the
Duck Pond drawing.
Thank YOU! for Bringing Your Family to Ducky Day!


In particular, thank you to the Tipton High School Marching Band, other young entertainers, and the student athletes, student councils, and club members from the two high schools and middle schools who help run so many of the activities.

2016 Sponsors and Supporters:

Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital
TDS Telecom
Boys & Girls Club Mustard Seed Kiwanis Club
Cicero Twp Volunteer Fire Dept. Duck Pond
Ice Miller, LLP Smithville Telephone Co.
McQuinn Family Dentistry Hughes Veterinary Clinic Michael Smith, DDS
Lions Club Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim JD Restaurants
Tipton Automotive Supply Virginia Chambers Midwest Eye Consultants
Tipton Pizza King & Subway Bill & Janie Horner Lynn & Walt Dunn
Jay Rich, Tipton County Prosecutor First Farmers Bank & Trust Nancy Nicholson
Phifer Insurance Encompass Credit Union FMR CPAs & Advisors
William & Janie Horner Osrow Prince Mark & Janet Boyer
Your Name Here in 2017
Becks Superior Hybrids
WWKI Radio 100.5 FM Dan Young GM Center
McCormack Printing Impressions Package Right Farmers Mutual Insurance
Thank You! Steve Peters for providing and operating the sound system at the Gazebo, Kennedy Ripperdan & Mary Tragesser-Tina for coordinating the entertainment.

Student/Volunteer Job Description

Ducky Day is intended to create awareness of the Tipton County Foundation and its partners. It is a gift to the community and is not a direct fundraising activity, but collaborating organizations may benefit financially.

Teen Volunteers who sign up by August 20 will receive a souvenir t-shirt. Request S-M-L-XL-2X (Adult Volunteers: $10)

 I. SETUP Shift

10 am: Gather at the Gazebo
Work clothes, gloves
Help set up tarps, tents, inflatables, tables, chairs, games, signs, trash barrels, etc.
Should be complete by 12 Noon


Volunteers should arrive at least 15 minutes before their agreed shift(s).

Activities run from 1:30 until the Duck Derby at 3:45 pm, so the ACTIVITY SHIFT should arrive by 1:15 pm and stay until 3:45, or help with cleanup.

Wristband Sales: Bracelet Price: $3/child; no group discount… each child gets bracelet, duck ticket, and 50˘ “gold coin” for Kiwanis refreshments or Mustard Seed ice cream. Children may NOT take part in ANY activity without a Wristband.


Volunteers should arrive by 3:30 and be prepare to work until Cleanup is finished, approximately 5 pm.

All Activities STOP at 3:45. The crew will deflate the rides, stack the tables and chairs near the Gazebo, pick up trash throughout the park, dump trash bags, help participating groups pack up their activities, etc.

Activity Sponsors Anticipated:

  • FFA: Petting Farm
  • Face Painting
  • Arts and Crafts
  • “Rides” from American Party-Time
  • Salvation Army Activity
  • Library Games
  • Scouting Sand Art
  • Tipton Community Theatre
  • Tipton County Historical Society Display and Activities

Food and Beverages

Suns of Tipton Kiwanis Food and beverage service: popcorn, hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks
Mustard Seed Ice Cream cones/dishes with toppings

Entertainment @ the Gazebo

Duck Derby (3:45 pm)

Children will receive a ticket matched to a numbered duck during the Duck Derby on the north side of the Park entrance road. Children can win a gift package if their duck is picked out of the “pond” by the celebrity picker.

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