To the Editor:
On Sunday, June 15, the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company held the 4th annual Boquet River Duck Derby. Despite having to detour the derby to a land route, as a result of river water that was much too high and fast, the running of the ducks was a great success. 450 ducks raced down Church Street in water released from the back of a fire truck as enthusiastic fans ran alongside, cheering them on.
Cash prizes were awarded to the first three ducks across the finish line. A drawing for more than 40 additional prizes, donated by local businesses and artists, was held immediately following the conclusion of the race. All proceeds from the derby go to the Wadhams Fire Company Community Fund, which is used to support local families and community causes in times of need.
Wadhams Fire Comopany would like to thank the following for their generous donations of prizes, which helped to make the event so successful:
Flower Designs by Tracey, Aerobie Fields Pottery, Adirondack Daylilies, TJ’s Adirondack Candles, Kelley Handweaving, Dogwood Bread Company, Spring Hill Farm, Ernie’s Market, Juniper Hills Farm, Camp Dudley, Westport Country Club, Evelyn Brant, Gary Hayes, Lake Champlain Yoga Arts, Normandie Beach Club, Everybody’s Market, Westport Main Street Diner, Bruce Misarski & Bridgette Blemel, Depot Theatre, Glenn Estus Photography, K&D Deli, Westport Hotel and Tavern, Northwaters and Langskib Wilderness Program and Liberty Soapworks.
We would also like to thank all those who supported the derby by purchasing tickets, coming to the event, and cheering on the ducks. We hope to see you again, next year.
Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.