To the Valley News:
On Sunday, June 17, the Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company held the Second Annual Boquet River Duck Derby. The Derby was held as a fundraiser for the Fire Company’s Community Fund, which we use to help support other community causes and local families in times of need. 400 small, plastic ducks were launched into the river from below the bridge in Wadhams and raced to the finish line, vying for the three cash prizes- $250 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third. In addition to the cash prizes more than 40 additional prizes were donated by local businesses and artists. We would like to thank the following for their very generous donations which helped to make this event such a success: Flower Designs by Tracey, Aerobie Fields Potters, Adirondack Day Lilies, Kelley Handweaving, Dogwood Bread Company, Ernie’s Market, Evelyn Brant, Juniper Hill Farms, Camp Dudley, Liberty Wadhams Soapworks, Lake Champlain Yoga Arts, Normandie Beach Club, Everybody’s Market, Bruce Misarski & Bridgette Blemel, The Depot Theater, The Inn in Westport, McCormick and Sons painting Enterprise, Northwaters & Langskib Wilderness Program, K and D Deli, Westport Hotel and Tavern, Glen Estus, and New Moon Pottery.
We would also like to thank all those who bought tickets t participate in the derby and support the fire company, and those who came out to cheer on the ducks as they raced down the river. We hope to see you all next year at the Boquet River Duck Derby.
Wadhams Volunteer Fire Company