The Duck Race
Held on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, the Great Pootatuck Duck Race has become an exciting event for the whole community. Each year the proceeds from the race support local causes. The races have raised funds for the replacement of seats in the Edmund Town Hall Theatre and the rebuilding of the Treadwell Park playground and other various local projects.

dumping the ducks

The fun begins in the morning with music and fun for all ages. For the children, there are activites such as magicians, face painting and a moon bounce. Many community organizations sponsored booths where they provided information on their programs.
How does the duck race work? The Lions Club sells raffle tickets for $5.00 and each ticket is represented by a corresponding rubber duck. The ducks are dumped into the river and they begin their race downstream to the finish line. At the finish, the fastest ducks to the line are collected and brought back to shore where the winners are announced. After the race, the ducks the remaining ducks are collected and are stored away for next year. Want to adopt a duck for the next Great Pootatuck Duck Race. Watch for details next spring for our 2008 race. Details will be available here at the website in April and May of 2008.

finish line

Dumping the ducks
The Newtown Bee 6/02/06
 Bee photos Bobowick

view of the festivities
The Newtown Bee 6/02/06
 Bee photos Bobowick

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