The Ticonderoga Kiwanis will hold their annual duck race Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. in the LaChute River in Bicentennial Park. People can “purchase” a duck for the event, which will award $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third.
Not many adults admit to playing with rubber ducks, but the childhood toys will be plenty popular this weekend in Ticonderoga.
The Ti Kiwanis will hold their annual duck race Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. in the LaChute River in Bicentennial Park.
People can “purchase” a duck for the event, which will award $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third.
The rubber ducks will be released into the river at the Tower Avenue Bridge and float down Bicentennial Falls to a finish line in the park. There the winners will be proclaimed.
“Don't miss the excitement,” said nancy Kelley of the Kiwanis.
Ducks can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or by calling Kelley at 585-7149 or Bob Dedrick at 585-7408. Ducks are $5 each and six for $25.
The Kiwanis duck race will be held in conjunction with the 20th annual Ticonderoga Area Car Show in Bicentennial Park 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the annual car show is judged and is a “SuperWheels Showdown” qualifier. There will be 27 classes with awards in each class.
During the car show there will be food, vendors, a 50/50 raffle, a car show raffle, music by Jerry’s Juke Box, the Kiwanis duck race, a piston toss, a muffler wrap and a hoola hop contest.
Spectators are free on the day of the show, although donations will be accepted.
On Saturday, Aug. 4, there will be a Community Cruise starting 1 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites.
There will also be a Downtown Cruise In 3 to 6 p.m. in downtown Ticonderoga with music by Jerry’s Juke Box in front of the chamber office. Montcalm Street in downtown will be closed to traffic during the cruise in as well as a short time prior and after. Trophies will be awarded at the cruise in.
Several Ticonderoga businesses have decided to participate by offering discounts Saturday, Aug. 4, and Sunday, Aug. 5, according to Matt Courtright, chamber executive director.
The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will also hold raffle as part of the car show. Tickets are available for a $10 donation.
The first prize is $3,000 and the second prize is $2,000. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. The drawing will take place at the car show Aug. 5. People do not need to be present to win. Tickets are available at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce office, some area businesses and from chamber volunteers.
For more information on the Ticonderoga Area Car Show visit www.ticonderogany.com or the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.