The Duck Race Returns On June 25th

Released: Mar 24, 2022 04:25 PM

To the Editor:

The Newtown Lions Club is energized to announce that its ever-popular yearly Fantastic Pootatuck Duck Race will be held on Saturday, June 25, in Sandy Hook Center in the park at the rear of the Foundry.

The hometown, spouse and children-helpful occasion will function a day of no cost children’s things to do, amusement, exhibitors, and of training course the duck race raffle with 20 prize deals for fortunate winners ($4,725 in prizes), all on the lovely banking companies of the Pootatuck River.

The fun will start at 11 am and the finale will be at 2:30 pm, when 1000’s of numbered rubber ducks will “dive” off the Church Hill Road bridge into the Pootatuck River. Prizes will be awarded to individuals keeping tickets corresponding with the quantities of the very first 20 ducks to arrive at the complete line. Really should weather interfere, the raffle winners will be drawn from a bin of ticket stubs, or the race will be carried out on another date without the surrounding competition.

Duck Race tickets are even now just $5 for every rubber duck and will be readily available beginning on April 15 at place businesses and For weekly profits locations, check the Newtown Lions Fb website page. Exhibitor and vendor areas are obtainable to nonprofits for $10 and firms for $100. Get hold of Duck Race Chair Bob Schmidt by way of e-mail at: [email protected] — or by contacting 203-426-1222.

The Club is grateful to Newtown residents and firms who have supported the Duck Race for 20 decades, elevating more than $211,000 for local charities. This yr, we realize and deeply enjoy the adhering to area firms for donating prizes:

Barnwood Grill, BD Provisions, Berkshire Motors, Significant Y, Blue Colony Diner, Butcher’s Finest, Carminuccios Pizza, Include Two Grill, Edmond Town Corridor Theatre, Farmhouse Restaurant, Figs Cafe, Enjoyable Kuts, Gino’s Parlor of Sandy Hook, Lucas Local Dining places, Market Cafe, My Spot Cafe, Nassar’s Hair Salon, NYA, Pizza Palace, Pleasurable Paws Pet Heart, Porco Karate Academy, Sabrina Type, Sal e Pepe’s Cafe, Sandy Hook Diner, Superior Cleaners, The Minimal Theater, The Newtown Bee, The Villa Cafe, and Toy Tree.

We will before long announce by means of The Newtown Bee and Fb the generous nearby venues in which Duck tickets can be obtained. Organizations and other people intrigued in exhibiting or supporting are often welcome and can call me.

Continue to be tuned for a lot more information and facts in The Bee as properly. The Lions are looking forward to viewing the whole town by the Pootatuck on June 25.

Bob Schmidt, LPC

Newtown Lions Club Duck Race Chair

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