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The Times
  • Cooperstown Lions Club to host Fly Creek Duck Race

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  • The Cooperstown Lions Club will host its fifth annual Duck Derby Race on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fly Creek Cider Mill and Orchard.
    The event will center around multiple rubber duck races on Fly Creek in front of the mill culminating in a final race with the winner taking home a $100 cash purse.
    “The unique attraction of the Lions races is that you can watch the ducks from start to finish right in front of the mill while entering multiple races,” said Rick Hulse, Lion chair of event, in a news release.
    Racing ducks are one dollar each per race and races will begin at the top of each hour starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and ending at 3 p.m. Sunday with the final grand prize race. Additional family-friendly activities planned are gift basket raffles, an inflatable bounce house and refreshments. Ducks may be purchased at the event before each race.
    All event proceeds are reinvested back to the community to benefit a variety of community betterment projects.
    Admission to the races and parking are free.
    The Fly Creek Cider Mill will press sweet cider Saturday and Sunday and visitors may witness the entire process in the mill’s Cider Gallery.
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