SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -
More than 500 rubber ducks raced down a stream in Shepherdstown to benefit seniors in Jefferson County
People showed up to downtown Shepherdstown to watch the 7th annual race.
Each plastic duck was purchased and given a number.
The ducks were then dumped into a stream near McMurran Hall in downtown Shepherdstown.
The plastic ducks then raced 300 yards away and the fastest ducky won its owner a couple hundred dollars.
Gary Tucker, the race co-founder said this started as a way for the caregivers to raise money without having to ask for resources from the community.
"One of the problems with non profits nowadays, particularly in a small community is we're always asking for donations. This was an activity that we started [and] it's completely funded by Good Shepherd Caregivers,” said Tucker.
This year, the Good Shepherd Caregivers raised nearly $2,000 and expect the event to keep growing in years to come.