Adamstown FireQuacker 1000 Coming Soon

(Shopping News Photo by Donald Reese)

Adamstown’s FireQuacker 1000, which has been a fun-filled family event for 12 years, will be held Saturday, May 9, with a rain date of Saturday, May 16.

There is a cost for tickets. Tickets will be available at the finish line on the day of the race as well as at Adamstown’s borough office during business hours and at the Adamstown Post Office on Sat-urday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

The fun will begin around 10:30 a.m. at the Willow Street bridge, across Route 272 from Dave’s Diner, with kids’ games, a chance to sit in an Adamstown Fire Company fire engine and a chicken barbecue dinner. Dinners can be eaten at the site or taken home.

The Adamstown Duck will make an appearance and pass out prizes to the younger children.

Shortly before noon, Adamstown Community Days chairman Joe Dietrich will tumble hundreds of brightly-colored plastic ducks into the steam in the vicinity of Boehringer’s Ice Cream. As the ducks bob merrily downstream toward the finish line, fans will line the banks and cheer them on.

The first twelve ducks in the flock to reach the finish line will win cash prizes for the lucky ticket holders. Prizes range from $25 to $200.

Dietrich said the duck race has always been a wonderful community event.

“While families are having fun and possible winning cash prizes,” said Dietrich, “they are also helping support Adamstown Community Days events.”

Adamstown Community Days is held over Memorial Day weekend and is well-known for free quality entertainment and a Sunday night fireworks display that brings spectators from miles around.

Shown in the photo keeping the duck dry until race day are, from left to right, Gavin McManimen, Kira Lehman and Clare Kelly.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 28 April 2015 09:08)

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