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Fourth of July events throughout the community are a chance to connect, celebrate, and have fun. A unique North County tradition returns with the 7th Annual Bob Wells Memorial Rubber Ducky Race, held on the lake in Webb Park. The race is a fundraiser for the Rancho Bernardo Business Association (RBBA), first held in 2012 and then combined with Independence Day celebrations for the third annual event. Participants purchase ducks to race across Webb Lake, and they don’t need to be present to win. The owner of the fastest duck will win the $500 prize. Last year’s winner was Tracey Roche.

This year’s race will be held Wednesday, July 4 at 1:30 p.m. Buy your own rubber duck at www.rbbaconnect.com or call 858-451-3406. Ducks are $5 each or five for $20. For more on this and other local Independence Day events visit www.spiritofthefourth.org and www.poway.org.