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Mega-duck delays Fort Worth visit to Halloween

The duck stops here. Just not as soon as we’d hoped.

Updated, July 26 at 9:30 a.m.: The event has been postponed again to Oct. 29-31.

North Texans planning on heading to Trinity Park in Fort Worth to see what’s billed as the world’s largest rubber duck will have to wait a little longer to do so, with the fun being pushed back to Halloween weekend.

The the six-story bathtub buddy was set to swim in the Trinity River from July 23-25 as part of an international tour including Hong Kong, Toronto, Los Angeles and other cities.

But on July 19, organizers announced the duck’s visit to Fort Worth has been pushed back to October due to rising coronavirus cases in Tarrant County.

“Having to reschedule an event is never fun,” an organizer said in the announcement. “However, we have new dates on the books, and we’re gonna quack you up in October, Texas!”

On July 23, the Kindness Duck Project announced on its Facebook page that the 75-foot-long duck’s appearance, and the festival that is to accompany its southern migration, had been rescheduled for Oct. 29-31 in Trinity Park. The free festival, called the Big #KindnessDuck Party, is set to serve as a fundraiser for the Kindness Duck Project, a local foundation. The event will include concessions from 25 food trucks over its three days and 100 boutique vendors to shop from, as well as entertainment, games and information kiosks from nonprofit groups.

“Our mission is the same, and our goal for this event is the same,” the foundation said on July 19. “We look forward to Planting Kindness, Growing Kindness and Sharing Kindness from now until the Big #KindnessDuck Party in October, when Mama Duck will be flying South!”

According to the Facebook event for the Big #KindnessDuck Party, visitors can also expect to see a 10-foot tall baby duck.

Details

Oct. 29-31 at Trinity Park, Fort Worth. Free. kindnessduck.com.

@LindaKessler

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