FUNKSTOWN - Antietam Creek was fluorescent with a bevy of colored rubber duckies on Saturday.
Racing toward the checked flag strung downstream, almost 2,000 duckies floated down the creek as part of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s annual Duck Race.
The race began atop the Frederick Street Bridge as local firemen dumped bag loads of duckies into the creek below.
In the creek, firefighters in canoes and wet suits waited to guide the ducks to victory.
Once in the water, firemen David Fraley, Paul Hottinger and David Case floated along with the ducks, helping them avoid debris as they meandered their way downstream.
Larry Iseminger, president of the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co., said that the Duck Race is a special fundraiser for the fire company.