May 28, 2014 Tami Scott Uncategorized
The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville’s 20th annual Seneca River Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 14 at Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. The event is free to the public.
Guests can expect to experience a day filled with craft, community and food booths, a Classic car show sponsored by Horan Financial Services, an Art in the Park exhibit, Syracuse Model Boat Club demonstrations every half hour and a variety of children’s activities including bounce houses, a magician, contests, storytelling and caricatures. New this year is the Teddy Bear picnic which begins at 4 p.m.
Among the many family-friendly events that day, one of the main attractions is the Great Seneca River Duck race. Approximately 3,500 plastic ducks will get dunked to determine who wins prizes that include cash, gift certificates and gift baskets full of items from local businesses. First place is $1,000 cash.
All the funds raised by the duck race go to the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville, which uses them to fund programs for senior citizens, scholarships for high school seniors and make donations to other local organizations that address vital needs in our community.
Tickets are $5 each or you can buy a flock of 6 for $25. You can get your tickets from any Baldwinsville Rotarian, email firstname.lastname@example.org or buy tickets at Seneca River Day. Rotarians will also be at the Baldwinsville Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, June 4 and again on June 11.
Additionally, Anything that Floats begins at 4 p.m., live music by the Mike McKay Band begins at 7:30 p.m. and a fireworks display, sponsored by Hudson and Mowin, starts at 9:30 p.m.
‘Anything That Floats’
Registration is open for anyone interested in an entertaining race down the
The Rotary Club of Baldwinsville’s 20th annual Seneca River Day will once again feature the popular Anything That Floats contest. Participants are asked to create a floating vessel from non-traditional materials and then paddle or sail it down the Seneca River. This year’s race will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday June 14.
The contest begins at Cooper’s Marina and ends at Mercer Park in Baldwinsville. Boats must be handmade, pollution-free and cost less than $50 to build. Boaters are encouraged to decorate their vessels, wear costumes and have a good time. There will be an audience at Mercer Park to cheer your boats to shore.
Pre-registration is recommended, but onsite registration the day of the event is welcome. For more information or to get a registration form call the event sponsor, the Bucci Law Firm, at 635-9944 or email the Rotary Club at email@example.com.
As the club’s largest fundraiser of the year, Seneca River Day is a vital part of the club being able to give back to the community. In the past year, the Rotary Club of Baldwinsville made donations to support local school groups and give out scholarships, bring holiday cheer to senior citizens with a Christmas dinner, help the food pantry, put a path in Lysander Park and much more.
The Rotary Club of Baldwsinville meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Baldwinsville on Charlotte Street. Anyone interested in learning more about Rotary or Seneca River Day is invited to attend or follow them on Facebook for the latest details.