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More than 5,000 plastic ducks race to finish line in Bristol event

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On May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 5,000 rubber ducks are gearing up to race down the Pequabuck River in pursuit of prizes for their “owners.”

Sponsored by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce in partnership with American Legion Post 209, Bristol Catholic Schools, Miss Forestville Scholarship Org., Inc., and PYVOT (Professional Young Visionaries of Tomorrow), the annual Pequabuck River Duck Race, scheduled for the first Sunday in May, raises funds to help beautify Bristol and support our partners.

Tickets are sold throughout the community for $5 each with the number of the ticket corresponding to one of the rubber ducks.

The first 28 ducks to cross the finish line will earn the corresponding prize for the person who holds that ticket number.

This year the prizes range from a grand prize of $1,500 to a weekend hotel stay, XBox One bundle, gift certificates to area restaurants and much more!

In addition to the race, on the Central Street Bridge in Forestville there is a craft fair that starts at 10 a.m. and a block party starting at 11 a.m. complete with music from 102.9 The Whale, kids games, vendors, tons of food and more!

Tickets can be purchased at Bristol Chamber of Commerce, 440 N Main St, Bristol, Bristol Senior Center – 240 Stafford Ave, Bristol, City True Value – 750 Farmington Ave, Bristol, Countryside Manor of Bristol – 1660 Stafford Ave, Bristol, Dunphy’s Ice Cream – 912 Stafford Ave, Bristol, Greer’s Chicken – 64 Matthews St, Bristol, It! Candy – 116 East Main St, Forestville, Kenzie Kakes – 190 Main St, Southington, Manross Library – 260 Central St, Forestville, Max Pizza I – 108 Stafford Ave, Bristol, Physical Therapy & Massage of CT – 1001 Farmington Ave, Bristol, RiSu Martial Arts Academy – 508 Birch St, Bristol, Sassu Cuts – 195 Central St, Forestville, Sheriden Woods – 321 Stonecrest Dr, Bristol, Silvana’s Day Spa – 102 East Main St, Forestville, Southside Meat Market – 145 West St, Bristol, St. Joseph School – 335 Center St, Bristol, St. Matthew School – 33 Welch Dr, Forestville, St. Paul Catholic High School – 1001 Stafford Ave, Bristol, Studio Hair – 731 Farmington Ave, Bristol, Tapout Fitness – 235 Queen St, Southington, United Bank – 4 Riverside Ave, Bristol, and United Bank – 888 Farmington Ave, Bristol. Be sure to get your tickets early as they are usually sold out by race day!

For more information visit CentralCTChambers.org, call 860.584.4718 or email Info@CentralCTChambers.org

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