It's getting close to that time of year again. The greatest (almost) race in Naugatuck Ct. From the starting line at Maple and Water Streets,25,000 rubber ducks will plunge into the Naugatuck River in attempt to win a prize for their owner.
The Duck Days race is a fun event for the residents of Naugatuck and the surrounding towns and is a fundraiser for the area's non-profit organizations. Volunteers sell tickets and receive half of the proceeds at the post celebration banquet.
In the past, this event has raised over $175,000 in donations to help worthy causes in the valley.
The event has become a tradition for many families and local businesses. There is free entertainment on the town green just a block away; train rides on the 'Roamin Railroad; kids games and face painting.
There are actually two races. The first race is the Corporate Race, with over-sized ducks sponsored by local businesses. Entries are $100 and can be obtained by calling the businesses located on the Duck Day web site.
At 2 pm the main race kicks off. Prizes for this event are a 3 carat diamond gold bracelet, a 42" Panasonic plasma HDTV; 4 box seats tickets for the New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies on June 15; a Nintendo Wii console and value bundle or the grands prize of $5,000. Locations for purchasing 'Duck Contestants' can also be found on the Duck Day web site.
At the finish line for the photo finish to the race
Be sure to stop by for the Naugatuck Ct Duck Day Race, Sunday June 6 from 12 to 4 Pm.
A truly fun day for all