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Great Duck Race Coming To Waters Of Westport

The Great Duck Race in Westportwill be held June 4.
The Great Duck Race in Westportwill be held June 4. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – Summer is almost here and that means it’s once again time for Westport Sunrise Rotary’s Great Duck Race, returning Saturday, June 4, at 3:30 p.m. at Parker Harding Plaza.

Rotary is all about helping others — Service Above Self — through direct hands on engagement and by raising and donating money for those in need. The Duck Race helps the club raise money. A $20 raffle ticket helps support a long list of local and global nonprofits. Look for the Rotarians wearing bright yellow shirts and their “Got Ducks” pins and get your ticket(s) at Art About Town, the Thursday Farmer’s Market, the Memorial Day Parade and on weekends they’ll be manning a duck-adorned table on Main Street.

Each ticket will have a number matching the number on a little yellow plastic duck. On race day at post time, the ducks will be dumped into a corral on the Saugatuck River. The bugle will call them to the post. Then they’re off. Watch the flock of ducks bob down the river, carried by the outflowing tide. First duck to finish wins his ticket holder a $5,000 Visa gift card, second place a $1,000 card and the next eight in all win $500 cards for their ticket holders.

There will also be duck decorating, face painting, games, crafts for the kids, a bouncy castle, a magician and food and drink.

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