Grange to host first rubber duck race

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With the rebirth of Granby Grange, a new community fundraiser has been started; namely, the Granby Grange Annual Rubber Duck Race, which will be held on Saturday, April 29, from 2–4 p.m. at Salmon Brook Park. The event will start at 2 p.m. at Pavilion #2 where there will be refreshments, face painting, balloon art and a chance to network with friends and neighbors.

The race will begin at 3 p.m. sharp in Salmon Brook. The race course is approximately 800 feet from start to finish. To sponsor a numbered (1–400) duck in the race costs $5 or you can sponsor five ducks for $20. All Granby Grange members have numbered tickets to sell. The first 10 ducks that cross the finish line will win prizes totaling over $1,200 in value, including a Michael Kors handbag, a Jersey Mike’s gift certificate, a VISA gift certificate and other great prizes. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. at Pavilion #2.

For more information, or to sponsor a duck, please contact Granby Grange Rubber Duck Race Co-chair Dave Roberts at or 860-469-5067 or Co-Chair Judy Doyle at or 503-320-7274. Remember, there are only a maximum of 400 rubber ducks in this race! Part of the race proceeds will be used to support our local 4H collaboration. So, sponsor a duck and support historic Granby Grange! Then come out and cheer on your duck(s) on April 29 at Salmon Brook Park!

Granby Grange meets once a month (usually the second Sunday at 2 p.m.) in the Granby Grange Hall at 212 N. Granby Road.