The City of Calhoun River Town Festival is just right around the corner AND Bowater Credit Union is sponsoring the Duck Race for Charities again! The race will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th and will be located at the Hiwassee Blueway (Cherokee Crossing-Calhoun).


If your lucky duck wins, the charity you chose from the list below wins all the proceeds. Last year Calhoun UMC Food Pantry received $2,585!  Who will it be this year? Turn your $5 into thousands!

  • United Way of Bradley County
  • United Way of McMinn & Meigs
  • Junior Achievement Ocoee Region (serves McMinn & Bradley)
  • Calhoun Food Pantry
  • Calhoun Volunteer Fire Department
  • Calhoun-Charleston United Fund

To have a duck in the race all you have to do is donate $5 at any of Bowater Credit Union’s 5 locations, Calhoun City Hall, or any River Town planning committee member.

For a $30 donation AND escorting ducks down the river, you will receive 10 ducks! (Yes, you get to float down the river with them for this discount! You will be provided a Duck Float from River Town for the adventure.)