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Family Fun at Duck Day Festivities in Naugatuck This Sunday, June 1st

20,000 rubber ducks will be dumped from the Whittemore Bridge on Sunday
20,000 rubber ducks will be dumped from the Whittemore Bridge on Sunday
This Sunday, June 1st, the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce’ will hold their 9th Annual Duck Day and Race. This full day fundraiser will be filled with many popular activities and events including a Haunted House and Halloween Costume Contest, Duck Race, Duck Tank, and a Duck Decoration Contest. This is one of Connecticut's largest duck race fundraisers with several thousand attendees. Admission is free and festivities will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

The highlight of the Duck Day and Race will be at 2:00 p.m. sharp, when 20,000 rubber ducks will be dumped from the Whittemore Bridge at the corners of Maple and Water Streets. The ducks will race down the Naugatuck River with the ambition to be among the first 25 ducks to win the competition. Festivities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Maple and Water Streets will include a full day of games, food and craft vendors, circus talent, business booths, live music and much more. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the day, and in advance, for the Duck Race, and tickets must be purchased to be eligible to win 1 of 25 prizes.

Prizes to be awarded for Duck Race winners include top prize of $5,000 cash; a 2 CT diamond 14K yellow gold ladies diamond tennis bracelet; $500 Brass Mill Center and Commons gift certificate; $500 Roma's Ristorante gift certificate; LG LN5300 42” 1080p TV; Apple Ipad Mini 16GB WiFi Black; four tickets for a Broadway 2014-2015 Series performance at The Palace Theater; $175 Bounce N Play Rentals gift certificate; and a private chocolate experience party for up to 15 people at Fascia's Chocolates in Waterbury.

More prizes include $150 Toys "R" Us gift card; $150 Stop and Shop gift certificate; Getaway for two includes 2 day/1 night weekend at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Waterbury; Two passes to Six Flags Adventure Park, New England; Four passes for Essex Steam Train and River Boat; One Hour Massage with The Good Life Massage; Four passes to Quassy Amusement Park; Two tickets to any 2014-2015 Seven Angels Theater performance; Tommy Bahama Beach Cart; $50 Toys "R" Us gift card; Four tickets for a New Britian Rock Cats 2014 Season Home Game and opportunity to throw out Ceremonial 1st Pitch; Four tickets to Kid City Children's Museum; Four tickets and ten ride tickets to the New England Carousel Museum; Five Yoga Sessions at Balanced Body Chiropractic Center; $25 Wood's Pit B-B-Q & Mexican Café gift certificate and a Summer BBQ gift basket.

Raffle prize tickets can be purchased at Corso Printing & Engraving, Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppes, Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce and the Waterbury Regional Chamber.

“Winners of our popular ‘Halloween-in-June’ Costume Contest will be eligible to win ‘creepy cash’ prizes” stated Ward, “with the top award being $1,000. Anyone who would like to be a contestant should wear their costume to Duck Day and register at the “Halloween in June” Costume tent on Maples Street between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.” The contest is being sponsored by Anomatic Corp., The Eastern Company, Naugatuck Valley Memorial Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home. The contest will include cash prizes in judging categories that range from children in pre-K to adults 18 years and older.

Tidal sponsors are Corso Printing & Engraving, Inc., NSI Computer Support and Services, and Sarracco Mechanical Services, Inc. Mandarin sponsors are Ion Bank and Powerstation Events. Mallard sponsors are Big Y, Citizen’s News, Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppes, Republican American, TC’s Pawn Company Jewelry and Electronics Exchange, and Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan. Supporting event sponsors are Crystal Rock Water, Coffee & Office Supplies and Lineweber Brothers. Pintail sponsors are Alderson Funeral Home, Barker Specialty Company, Chittenden Insurance Group, Chubba’s Bagelry, Copes Rubbish Removal, Gar-Kenyon Aerospace, Mathnasium of Naugatuck Valley, Matt’s Total Painting, Mountview Plaza Wines & Liquors, People’s United Bank, UniMetal Surface Refinishing, LLC, WATR 1320 AM, Webster Bank, and YoCrunch Yogurts.

To learn more, visit www.duckday.com, or call the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce at 203-729-4511, the Waterbury Regional Chamber at 203-757-0701, or email to info@waterburychamber.com.

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