Quack, quack! Milford Mayor Ben Blake talks Milford Harbor Duck Race in this week's installment of Minute with the Mayor. Kick off the summer with fellow Milford residents on June 1 from 11 to 2 pm. Duck drop will take place at 12:30 pm.
The United Way of Milford and the Woodruff Family YMCA will host the second Annual Milford Harbor Duck Race on Saturday, June 1, 2019. This year’s festivities will begin at 11 a.m. at Fowler Field. Attendees will enjoy food, face painting and entertainment followed by the duck race at 12:30 p.m. where up to 10,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Wepawaug River for a race to the finish line! “We are excited to co-host the second Annual Milford Harbor Duck Race,” said Gary Johnson, President of the United Way of Milford. “This is a fantastic opportunity for families to come out and enjoy a day full of activities, entertainment, music and food. The Duck Race celebrates the organization’s commitment to help people and it’s a way for the city to gather together and support the Milford community.”
Close to 10,000 ducks will make their way down the Wepawaug River on June 1. The United Way of Milford and the Woodruff Family YMCA are currently accepting sponsors for this unique event. A sponsor can be an individual, a family, a company, agency or club and becoming a sponsor is a fun and exciting way to get involved in the race while keeping two feet on land.
The United Way of Milford and the Woodruff Family YMCA are looking to obtain 100 raffle prizes including gift certificates to restaurants, department stores, grocery stores and more. Other prizes such as sports and travel tickets are encouraged. The United Way of Milford and the Woodruff Family YMCA are also looking for volunteers for the day of the event.
Please call United Way of Milford at 203-874-6791 or the Woodruff Family YMCA at 203-878-6501 if you would like to participate in this exciting event. All proceeds from the Milford Harbor Duck Race will benefit the United Way of Milford’s 20 partner agencies.