Blackstone River Duck Race winners

Blackstone River Duck Race winners

More than 17,000 plastic ducks are dropped into the Blackstone River at Martin Street Sunday during the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys & Girls Club's annual Duck Race. The "adopted" duck of Evelina Costa crossed the downstream finish line first, giving her a prize of $2,500. At left, Keiana Reynolds shows off her plastic duck to Jordan Bonner while awaiting the start of the race. (Valley Breeze photos by Tom Ward)

CUMBERLAND - The 5th annual Blackstone River Duck Race took off to some idyllic fall weather on Sunday, when 17,500 rubber ducks floated downstream to win prizes for their sponsors.

The event is an annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, as well as for organizations that keep half the proceeds of tickets they sell. Craig Bloomer, the club's executive director, said the event has raised more than $38,000 for all parties that sold tickets.

Results for the top 50 finishers follows. Winners should claim their prizes at the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, 1 James J. McKee Way. 1. $2,500 cash - Evelina Costa

2. $1,000 cash - Darnell Cote

3. $500 cash - John Canty

4. Stand-up cooler on wheels - Mary McVeigh

5. Teeth-whitening basket - Amy Rectenwald

6. Patriots basket - Steve Verardo

7. $50 Staples gift card - Peter Cinieri

8. Navigant Credit Union gift card - Brian Williams

9. $50 Faial Restaurant gift card - Marianne Mulholland

10. Ocean State Rock Climbing for four gift card - Brianne Flanagan

11. $25 Dave's Marketplace gift card - Anne McGinn

12. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Ernie Dupuis

13. $25 Honey Dew Donuts gift card - Katie Beauregard

14. $25 Seaplane Diner gift card - Adilson Fontes

15. $25 Phantom Farms gift card - AnnMarie Jackson

16. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Paul O'Connor

17. $25 Honey Dew Donuts gift card - Jill Lavash

18. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Keith Hainley

19. $25 Dave's Marketplace gift card - Kate Kennedy

20. $25 Phantom Farms gift card - Eileen Scullin

21. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Art Tansey

22. $25 Seaplane Diner gift card - Jeanne McMath

23. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Heather Crump

24. $25 Dave's Marketplace gift card - Gayle McMahon

25. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Sherri Rossi

26. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Sarah Cichon

27. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - The Rev. Adelle L. Barr

28. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Jacqueline Arpin

29. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Regina Mariorenzi

30. $25 Phantom Farms gift card - Danielle Scozik

31. $25 Dave's Marketplace gift card - Patsy Sutherland

32. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - Jorge Dias

33. $25 Davenport's Restaurant gift card - James Isabella

34. $25 Phantom Farms gift card - Ray Casey

35. Umbrella with stand - Carol Fishbein

36. Umbrella with stand - Chris Burt

37. $20 Depault Hardware gift card - Linda Nadeau

38. $20 Depault Hardware gift card - Patti Robbins

39. $20 Depault Hardware gift card - Linda Moore

40. $20 Depault Hardware gift card - Ray Gaboury

41. $20 Depault Hardware gift card - Lynne Marcet

42. $15 Cumberland House of Pizza gift card - Laura Zito

43. $15 Cumberland House of Pizza gift card - Andrea Cournoyer

44. $15 Cumberland House of Pizza gift card - Paula Marnik

45. $15 Cumberland House of Pizza gift card - Elizabeth Downey

46. $15 Cumberland House of Pizza gift card - Ethel Conway

47. $15 Cumberland House of Pizza gift card - Natasha Law

48. Anchors Barbershop haircut - Joanne DiPinto

49. Anchors Barbershop haircut - Marlene Gagnon

50. Anchors Barbershop haircut - Anne McGinn

Keiana Reynolds, right, shows off her plastic duck to Jordan Bonner while awaiting the start of the Boys & Girls Club Duck Race on the Blackstone River Sunday.
Duck Race fans gather along the Blackstone River Sunday afternoon near Hope Global to see the launch of more than 17,000 plastic ducks.