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Ducky Day in Tipton Park

Sunday, August 28, 2016

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

Tipton Lions Club

This fun event for the whole family will be conducted for the eleventh 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 coupon toward the cost of food and beverages provided by the Lions Club of Tipton, 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 Babe Ruth Field 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:

Cicero Twp Volunteer Fire Dept. Duck Pond
Cargill, Inc. BRS Mechanical Peter Altherr
A-1 Disposal
Walt Dunn
Bill & Janie Horner McNeal - Jones CPAs LLC
Midwest Eye Consultants Tom & Karen McKinney Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
Dan Young GM Center Encompass Credit Union Lee Landscape & Concrete
Tipton Pizza King & Subway First Farmers Bank & Trust Dr. Destry & Julie Lambert MD
JD Restaurants
Your Name Here in 2016
Marsh Supermarkets
McCormack Printing Impressions Package Right Farmers Mutual Insurance
Becks Superior Hybrids WWKI Radio 100.5 FM
Suns of Tipton Kiwanis Club
Thank You! Steve Peters for providing and operating the sound system at the Gazebo, Jonathan Tebbe for coordinating the entertainment, and MC Tyler Hoover.

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)

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.
Activities run from 1:30 until the Duck Derby at 3:45 pm, so ACTIVITY SHIFT 1 should arrive by 1 pm and stay until 3 pm. ACTIVITY SHIFT 2 should arrive by 2:45 and plan to stay until 4:45.  (Cleanup is a different shift.)

Wristband Sales: Bracelet Price: $3/child; no group discount… each child gets bracelet, duck ticket, and 50˘ “gold coin” for Lions Club refreshments or Mustard Seed ice cream.

Activity Sponsors Anticipated:

  • FFA: Petting Farm
  • Face Painting
  • Prevent Child Abuse Tipton County Council
  • Arts and Crafts
  • “Rides” from American Party-Time
  • Salvation Army Bouncing Kettle
  • Library Games
  • Scouting Sand Art
  • Tipton Community Theatre
  • Tipton Kiwanis: Card-making for Riley Patients
  • American Red Cross
  • Park Board: Display and Activities

Food and Beverages

Lions Club of Tipton 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 be assigned a duck during the Duck Derby at the baseball stadium. Children can win a gift package if their duck is picked out of the “pond” by the celebrity picker.

Cleanup Shift

Volunteers should arrive between 3:30 and 3:45. Work should be done by 5:30 pm.
Upon the signal, all activities will stop. The band will play at 3:30 near the Duck Derby Pond and everyone should move there. The crew will deflate the rides, stack the tables and chairs, pick up trash throughout the park, dump trash bags, help participating groups pack up their activities, etc.

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