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Ludlow Rotary prepares for 23rd annual ducky race

Saturday, Aug. 20 — LUDLOW — It’s that time of year, when the rubber duckies are preparing for race down the Black River in the Ralph D Hogancamp Memorial Duck Race to help a local group. This year it will be Reinbow Riding of Mt. Holly.

The Ludlow Rotary Club (LRC) will be sponsoring the 23rd running of this traditional “athletic” event on Saturday, Aug. 20 when at 12 p.m. the sponsored ducks will be dropped from the Depot Street bridge into the Black River to determine the fastest duck to reach Walker Bridge is.

The ducks reaching the Walker Bridge first will be rewarding their sponsors with cash prizes of $200, $100, and $75 for the first three winners. Keeping with tradition, the last sponsored duck to make it across the finish line will earn $25 for its sponsor-just for trying.

Naturally, in order to be one of the winners, sponsors need to rent their ducks by purchasing raffle tickets. Tickets are available in numerous “sizes.”

  • $5 for a single ticket
  • $20 for a quack pack (5 for $20)
  • $50 for a corporate duck

Raffle tickets are available at Benson’s Chevrolet, Fletcher Memorial Library, Peoples United Bank and Ludlow Insurance and any Ludlow Rotarian! They are online at

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