Milldam's Annual Ducky Race Returns June 2

Water bottles and tickets on sale today at Trails End Cafe.


The Annual Ducky Race and Fair is returning to Concord at Emerson Playground. The Ducky Race is a seven-year-old tradition to benefit in Concord. Here are some dates to be aware of:

May 17 8:30 – 10 a.m.  - Water bottles & ticket sales at Trails End Café:
In response to Concord’s recent vote to ban the sale of water bottles Milldam and have joined up to supply the Ducky Race & Fair with re-useable and refillable water bottles in lieu of selling pre-packaged water at the event.

May 19 Hot Spot Promotion (runs two weeks):
Milldam drives traffic to local businesses while promoting the ducky race & fair via a traveling bingo game. Participating sponsors include: , , , Fritz & Gigi, , , ,

May 22 10 a.m. Ticket Selling & Press Day at Fritz & Gigi:
Come see Milldam in action in front of local long term supporting sponsors/retailer Fritz & Gigi. Photo ops include ticket sales, Ducky Hot Spot signage at participating retailers, Brine’s window display, Concord Bookshop window, Bedford Farms Window.

“This is Milldam Nursery School’s largest fundraising event, proceeds support the school’s enrichment and scholarship programs so that every child, regardless of family income, can participate in a meaningful and nurturing preschool experience during a critical developmental period,” Milldam Nursery School mom and media contact Leah Butler said.

The Ducky Race and Fair will take place on Saturday, June 2 from 10 to noon at Emerson Playground. There are 1,800 rubber ducks ready to race in the raffle race, where 30 prizes valued at over $3,000 are up for grabs. Prizes include an iPad2, an iPod gift certificates to area restaurants concert tickets and much more. There will also be a petting zoo from Carriage Shack Farms, Concord Fire Trucks for kids to explore, a dunk tank, carnival games, face painting and a silent auction offering premiere prizes from rounds of golf to health and wellness packages to three nights at the Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas.

“We also have Hot Spot Bingo cards scattered strategically placed around town. These bingo cards have participating business’ logos, and when people bring these cards to that business, they get a stamp. Children will then have the opportunity to turn in their stamped cards prior to the Ducky Race & Fair in exchange for a prize. The goal of this is to help out local businesses while raising awareness of the Ducky Race and Fair,” Butler said.


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