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Sunday, August 29, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Rubber Duck Race

Putnam Business Association

TIME & LOCATION

August 29, 2021 | 12:00 PM

SECRET DUCK POND - Putnam, CT 06260

ABOUT THE EVENT

QUACK-QUACK! Over 5,000 rubber ducks will be released at a secret duck pond location in Putnam CT to be ‘plucked’ for a chance to win 60+ fantastic prizes! And after all prizes have been plucked, the final three waddlers out of the pond will be selected for our “Lame Duck” prizes, sponsored by Linemaster Switch


The PBA Rubber Duck Race: 'Pluck-a-Duck' event is the major fundraising event for the PBA. Funds raised will support future events such as Pop-Up Putnam, Zombie Fashion Show, The Great Pumpkin Festival, and Fire & Ice.

More than 17 non-profit organizations will also benefit from selling duck certificates as an opportunity to raise extra funds for their worthy cause and those they serve in our community.

Enjoy a unique treasure hunt of sorts, viewing the large, artist-created duck displays on our “Duck Trail.” Download the map of the 13-businesses located on the Duck Trail, each with a distinctive and creative duck, crafted by local artists in various themes and materials. Just like the businesses in our community, each artist inspired duck will be one of a kind!

 

Photos welcome & encouraged! Post your photos on social media, tag the business, artist, and Putnam Business Association, and hashtag #PBADuckTrail. Two winners will be selected at random to win a prize pack & more!

CHEER ON YOUR DUCK FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

 

Tune into the live broadcast on WINY Radio 1350 am & 97.1 fm or Facebook Live with the Putnam Business Association, sponsored by Jewett City Savings Bank. Over 5,000 rubber ducks will be released at a secret duck pond location in Putnam CT and 'plucked' for a chance to win fantastic prizes! Major prizes include:

  • $500 VISA GIFT CARD (Top Prize sponsored by Byrnes Agency)

  • Paint Party for 20 People, Windows Art Gallery (valued at $500)

  • 25 Tons of Sand, Stone or Gravel with delivery within 30 miles (valued at $450)

  • 6 Month Family Membership to The Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center (valued at $626)

  • NEWPORT RI Getaway: Overnight Stay Holiday Inn Express Middletown Newport, $50 Gift Certificate Red Parrot Restaurant, 2 Tickets Newport Mansion Tour (valued $350)

  • YETI Cooler with $50 Gift Card (valued $275)

  • Gift Certificate to Nikki's Dog House (valued $250)

  • 7500 Watt Generac Generator with Electric Start (valued $1200)

  • And MUCH MORE!

Once we’re halfway thru plucking our amazing prizes, 3 lucky recipients will win the Midstream Mallards prizes, gift baskets filled with items from Northeastern CT businesses, sponsored by Baker’s Dozen of Putnam LLC.

PLUS the first 2 viewers responding to WINY Radio’s or the PBA’s Facebook pages correctly identify the exact number of ducks swimming in our secret duck pond location will win a $75 gift card, sponsored by Kazantzis Real Estate LLC. So, tune in and win!

HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR DUCK TICKETS

 

OPTION #1

Non-Profit Partners

OPTION #2

Participating PBA Members

The Rubber Duck Race is expected to raise more than $5,500 for our non-profit partners, as they sell duck tickets as an opportunity to raise extra funds for their worthy causes;

  • Arc Eastern Connecticut, The

  • Bags of Hope CT

  • Boy Scout Troop 21

  • Danielson Veterans Coffee House

  • Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center

  • Killingly Business Association

  • Last Green Valley, The

  • NAMI Windham County NWC

  • Natchaug River Young Marines

  • NEIP

  • Northeast Opportunities for Wellness

  • PAWS Cat Rescue

  • Putnam Lodge of Elks #574

  • Putnam Rotary Club

  • TEEG

  • Thames Valley Council for Community Action Meals-On-Wheels

  • Wyndham Land Trust

Duck tickets can be purchased at these participating PBA Member businesses – stop by today:

  • Putnam Business Association Office (158 Main St, Putnam)

  • bankHOMETOWN (182 Main St, Putnam)

  • WINY Radio (45 Pomfret St, Putnam)

  • Putnam Bank (Danielson, Pomfret, & Putnam Branches)

  • Archambault Insurance (143 Providence Street, Putnam)

  • Putnam Economic Development (126 Church St, 3rd Fl, Putnam)

  • Sawmill Pottery (112 Main St, #14, Putnam)

  • Ginger & Honey Salon (112 Main St, #5, Putnam)

  • Chubby Dog Coffee Co. (164 Main St, Putnam CT)

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MEDIA SPONSOR

JEWETT CITY SAVINGS BANK

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR TOP PRIZE SPONSOR
BYRNES AGENCY

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR LAME DUCK PRIZE SPONSOR
LINEMASTER SWITCH

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR MIDSTREAM MALLARDS PRIZE SPONSOR
BAKER’S DOZEN OF PUTNAM LLC

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GUEST THE NUMBER OF DUCKS SPONSOR
KAZANTZIS REAL ESTATE LLC

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