June 18, 2013
Right, Roughly 500 rubber ducks made their way down the Boquet River Father’s Day, June 16 as part of the third annual Wadhams Volunteer Fire Department Duck Race. Ducks were launched from the Fanny Swan Bridge and made their way downstream to the finish line, where volunteers in kayaks and canoes picked out the winning trio of the yellow bath toy favorites. The fundraiser earned the department roughly $1,500 ($1,100 after prizes) for the Community Fund, which helps community members who are in need of assistance following a fire, accident or medical emergency. Ellen Stiles was the owner of the first duck to cross the line, winning $250, followed by the ducks of Regis and Doreen Canning ($100) and Dr. Erin Schroeder ($50).