CROGHAN, N.Y. — On Sunday April 26th, 2020 the Oswegatchie Educational Center, Long Pond Rd., Croghan, NY will hold the 26th Annual AdironDuck Race, but with a new twist! It will be viewed online only!
As an alternative to canceling the event due to the ongoing quarantine, the Oswegatchie staff are taking all orders online and sharing the race on its Facebook page.
The Executive Director of the NYS FFA Foundation, which owns Oswegatchie, Todd Lighthall says “This event has always been a marking of Spring for the community. It would be a shame to not share when we can adapt to our new circumstances.”
The dumping of the ducks will happen online at 1 PM. As many as 10,000 rubber ducks could pour into the chilly waters of the Oswegatchie River. The adopters of the first 12 ducks to cross the finish line will receive cash prizes including a $2,000 grand prize. Ducks may be adopted the day of the race till noon, as long as it’s on the internet.
The Oswegatchie Educational Center is owned and operated by the New York State FFA Foundation, Inc. which is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit organization. The mission of the Oswegatchie Educational Center is to provide all persons with the opportunity to foster leadership development, environmental education, and outdoor recreation in a quality experiential learning atmosphere. Oswegatchie is open to all groups, organizations, and individuals. Affiliation in the FFA is not required.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Oswegatchie Summer Program Fund which provides youth scholarships and funds for improvements to the summer program.
If you wish to adopt a duck, you can do so by visiting our website at www.adironduckrace.com. Tune into Facebook on April 26th to see the race. For any other information, call (315) 346-1222. Welcome in Spring with a splash!
–Oswegatchie Educational Center