The 5th annual Great Dam Duck drop was yet another success. Despite rainy weather, thousands of people came to the dam bait and tackle campground for the kids fun center, participated in the 5k walk/run and teed off in the Dam Golf game to raise money for the Lake area KIWANIS. At high noon, it was time to drop the ducks off and watch them race down the river to see who won. This year, the first duck across the line with a grand total of $5,000 prize money was that of Shelly Mathews, a resident of Richland, MO. Coming in a close second was $1,000 winner Larry Creel from Lake Ozark, MO and third place winner Heather Dissen picked up a nice $500 dollar gift card to Paul’s Supermarkets. Other winners received Hy-Vee or Panera Gift cards and a special “Lame Duck” offering of $250 dollars towards a boat rental from Glencove Marina rounded out this year’s winners. The total amount raised by the event has not yet been tallied but should be announced soon.