A young spectator views all of the ducks who navigated Chittenango Creek in last year’s”Don’t Duck Hunger” duck race fundraiser for the Bridgeport Food Pantry. This year’s race will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
Photo by Jean Hadden.
continued The games preceding the duck race begin at 2 p.m. in the parking lot behind St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bridgeport. The pizza contest, a big hit last year, will also return, featuring large slices for a dollar. The race itself kicks off at 3 p.m. in Chittenango Creek. It costs $5 to “adopt” a plastic duck. That $5 will feed a family of four for a day. Twenty dollars — which buys a “six quack” (adopt four ducks, get two free) — will feed that same family for five days. And $100, which buys a “box of quackers,” or 35 ducks, will feed that same family for a month.
Why would you buy 35 ducks? Because the more ducks you have in the water, the better chance you have of your duck winning the race. If your duck is the first to cross the finish line, you win the grand prize of $1,000. Second prize is $500, third is $250, fourth is $250 and many more are on the line.
For more information or to adopt a duck — or 35 — call Hedrick at 699-7976.