The duck ownership papers costing $5 each or five for $20 can be purchased at several locations downtown. They will remain on sale until the day of the derby when they will be dumped into the Ohio River to float downstream.
The owner of the first one crossing the finish line will be awarded a $1,000 in ChamberBucks which can be redeemed at any business with Meigs County Chamber of Commerce membership. Proceeds from the duck derby are used by the Merchants for various projects and promotions of the group. Plans for the derby were among topics discussed at a meeting of the Pomeroy Merchants Association Tuesday at Peoples Bank.
Members were reminded that the Farmers Market is continuing on Friday nights, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Pomeroy parking lot. It was started during the Rhythm on the River concerts and was successful enough to be continued, said Kim Thompson, organizer, although she acknowledged that the response has dwindled somewhat since the music ended. She said she is hopeful some amateur musician will volunteer to play during the market hours.
The Veteran Appreciation and POW/MIA Remembrance Day celebration to be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, in Pomeroy was announced, as was the Chamber of Commerce sunset cruise to be held on Friday, Sept. 18, Sternwheel Festival week.
A new promotional piece from Meigs County Tourism was displayed showing several county activities. Again discussed was the need for a shopping guide for Pomeroy which could be distributed to campers and other visitors coming into the community.
The remainder of the ornamental bulbs sold as a fund raiser by the Merchants Association will go onto e-bay the last week in August. Some bridge ornaments are in the ones to be sold along with one of the old Pomeroy High School, the Rock Springs Fairgrounds grandstand, and the old Meigs Inn which burned down in the 1980s. A new bulb to add to the collection will be ordered early next year.
New banners for the period light poles in downtown, and the Christmas tour of homes are still in the planning stage, it was reported.