The rubber duckies – 695 of them — are gathering to prepare for the annual Pemaquid Watershed Association Rubber Ducky River Race to be held on Saturday, July 14 at 3 p.m., plus or minus 15 minutes, depending on the tide.
Again this year, people will gather on the Damariscotta-Newcastle bridge to see the duckies thrown into the water and race under the bridge to the finish line. Singer-songwriter Jan Bacon will provide music for the prerace gathering, encouraging people to purchase the remaining tickets to win one of the 10 prizes donated by generous local businesses. The top prize is $100 cash.
People are encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Each ticket sold corresponds to one ducky in the race. Tickets are $5 each, or $25 for a “6-quack” and are for sale at the PWA office at 584 Main St., Damariscotta. They will also be available at the Round Pond July 4 parade, as ticket sellers will be walking along the street before the parade. Any remaining tickets will be available on the bridge on the day of the race. Last year, all tickets were sold out before the race, so people are encouraged to buy their tickets early.
This community-spirited fundraiser supports the Pemaquid Watershed Association’s mission to conserve the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula through land and water stewardship and education.
For more information, call 563-2196.