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Monday, May 25, 2020


Spring time in Wurtsboro

Spring Fling Duck Race raises over $1k

By Patricio Robayo - staff writer

The rubber ducks were giving chase during the annual Wurtsboro Board of Trade's Spring Fling Duck Race, which raised over $1,000 for the Wurstboro Board of Trade Scholarship Fund.
WURTSBORO — There is an old poem that states, “April showers bring May flowers.” On April 27 those showers did pour down at the second annual Wurtsboro Board of Trade's Spring Fling.
However, the rain did not stop the fun. Starting at 11 a.m., Sullivan Street's businesses in Wurtsboro had fun activities for the whole family.

“The community still came out and really supported our event, weather considering. It was a great turn out,” said Wurtsboro Board of Trade Treasurer Kelly DeGuzman. “The town was really booming that day and the weather just gave [everyone] a dose of spring all at once - classic New York spring,” she added.
Children started their day at Veterans Park, where they picked up a treasure map which led them on a treasure hunt.
Treasure hunters had to go to each of the businesses listed on the map to find the ever elusive rubber duck.
The Mamakating Library held a Repair Cafe where folks could come in and fix their unfixables such as zippers, lamps, jewelry and more.
Not to be outdone, Ravensbeard—sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association—was on hand with live birds at the Community Church's Fellowship and Kasey's Cast-a-Ways provided a petting zoo.
Items could be won at the Wurtsboro Firehouse with a Tricky Tray that was sponsored by the Wurtsboro Fire Auxiliary.
The Mamakating Lions Club provided food for those who braved the weather to attend.
Airbrush tattoos and music was provided by Magic Music, and A&T's House of Bounce provided a Bounce House.
The Wurtsboro Art Alliance had plenty of activities to keep the children entertained, including marble paintings with shaving cream, painting river rocks, and scratch art.
Just in time for May flowers, flower pot painting classes were offered, and even pants were for sale.
The day ended with a crowd favorite — the duck race. The ducks splashed their way down Sullivan Street and crossed the finish line at Veterans Park.
The Duck Race raised over $1,000 which will go towards the Wurstboro Board of Trade Scholarship Fund for local high school seniors who are graduating.
“Since local businesses sponsored the race, all the money raised will go directly to the scholarship fund that we get to offer to our local graduating seniors. We thank them all,” said DeGuzman.
The Duck Race sponsors included Busy Bee Taxi, Canal Towne Emporium, Crystal Connection, Horton & Associates, Jerry's Collision, RefKo Landscaping, Sudsy Paws, and Wayne Bank.

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