events - hats decorated with rubber ducks

For family fun and revelry, plan to bring the gang to the Damariscotta-Newcastle bridge all wrapped in yellow for Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA)’s 11th Annual Rubber Ducky River Race on Saturday, July 4. At around 3:50 p.m., rain or shine, 636 rubber duckies will dive into the Damariscotta River about 1/10th mile upriver from the bridge. All things ducky are encouraged. At past races, there have been ducky pajamas, ducky hats, ducky whistles, and ducky socks, as well as lots of bright yellow, from toenails and sandals to scarves and visors. PWA encourages community members and visitors to ‘get their ducky on’ with imaginative ducky-inspired attire and accessories of all sorts.

Each ducky is numbered, and each ticket sold corresponds to one ducky entry in the race. Tickets are 1 for $5.00 or $25.00 for a ‘6-Quack’ and are on sale at the PWA office (above Salt Bay Café in Damariscotta) weekdays, at Yellowfront Grocery, during the Round Pond Parade on July 4, and at the Damariscotta-Newcastle bridge on the bridge on race day. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers, including $100 cash courtesy of Yellowfront Grocery, sponsor of the event. Check the PWA web site for updates in launch time as the event nears This community-spirited fundraiser supports Pemaquid Watershed Association’s mission to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula through land and water stewardship and education.

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