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Duck Dash has successful inaugural event

Another busy weekend in the village includes Curbstone Festival and St. James Jumble Sale

Duck Dash volunteers watch and cheer as the first ducks approach the finish line at the July 21 fundraising event, sponsored by the Skaneateles Foundation, the Skaneateles YMCA and Laker Limo.

Duck Dash volunteers watch and cheer as the first ducks approach the finish line at the July 21 fundraising event, sponsored by the Skaneateles Foundation, the Skaneateles YMCA and Laker Limo. Photo by Jason Emerson.

— The event included youth and family activities, food and beverages from Johnny Angel’s, Creekside Books & Coffee and Downtown Deli, and live music by the Tumbleweed Jones Band. Prizes for the first 10 ducks across the finish line included the $1,000 Grand Prize, a YMCA family membership, dinner cruises for two from Mid-Lakes navigation and Finger Lakes SCUBA Open Water Dive Class.

Also happening last weekend were the annual Curbstone Festival and the St. James Jumble Sale, both of which likewise reported successful events. Dove said this year’s Curbstone Festival was “phenomenal,” with merchants telling her Thursday was the “biggest day ever” in terms of money spent by consumers.

At St. James Episcopal Church, nearly 100 people started lining up one hour before the 8 a.m. sale opening, said event organizer David R. Plogman. “We got here at 7 and there were already people sitting in their cars waiting,” he said. “The sale was so packed with stuff — but if you price it right it goes out the door.”

This was the tenth year of the sale, and everyone was “definitely happy” with the large turnout, Plogman said.

Final sale figures were not tallied as of press time, but the church’s goal was to raise about $5,000. All revenue from the Jumble Sale goes toward church outreach programs.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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