Monday, August 29, 2022

12th annual CAP-PY Duck Derby is set for Sept. 4 in Old Forge

The ducks are back! CAP-PY Ducks, sponsored by LivingADK/CAP-21, are available once again for their summer adoption. The 12th annual CAP-PY Duck Derby is planned for Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 4 . LivingADK staff expect over 3,000 rubber ducks to launch themselves from the Old Forge bridge on State Route 28 into the Moose River. As a result of generous local businesses, 18 awesome prizes are up for grabs.

“We are so appreciative of the continued support we receive from our community and visitors which allows us to continue the important work we do,” said LivingADK Executive Director Robin Hill.

Prizes for 2022 include:
 1st Prize – $1,000 cash sponsored by Adirondack Bank and Enchanted Forest/Water
Safari/Old Forge Camping Resort/Calypso’s Cove/Water’s Edge Inn
 2nd Prize – A beautiful stained-glass lamp from Meyda Lighting
 3rd Prize – 2-Night Stay at Great Pines Resort
 4th Prize – Rafting Trip for 4 sponsored by Adirondack Rafting Outfitters
 5th Prize – 2-Night Stay at Big Moose Inn
 6th Prize – Gift basket from Old Forge Hardware
 7th Prize – Half-Day Pontoon Boat Rental from Dunn’s Boat Service to include lunch &
dinner for 4 at The Waldheim Resort on Big Moose Lake
 8th Prize – Half-Day Boat Rental from Rivett’s Marine and Dining Card from Daiker’s
 9th Prize – 2-Night Stay at Woods Inn
 10th Prize – Hand Carved Screen Door from Ken Ferris Studios
 11th Prize – $250 Cash from Co-Sponsors Rainbow Zen and Nunn’s Better Cookies
 12th Prize – $200 Gift Card from Mountainman Outdoor Supply
 13th Prize – Round of Golf for 2 w/cart @ Thendara Golf Club plus a Dining Certificate
at Front Door Diner/Back Door Bar
 14th Prize – Choice of 5-day Ski Pass for McCauley Mt. or Season Snowmobile Trail
 15th Prize – $100 Movie Pass from The Strand Theatre in Old Forge
 16th Prize – VIEW Family Membership and Exhibition Watercolor poster
 17th Prize – Lunch Cruise for 2 from Raquette Lake Navigation
 18th Prize – Dining certificates from Mountainside Smokehouse & Grill

CAP-21, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization is dedicated to regional planning and partnership in the Central Adirondacks.

Photo provided by Robin Hill, LivingADK Executive Director.

The CAP-PY Duck Derby is an important fundraising event for LivingADK, according to Hill.


“This annual event helps us to continue our grant writing and community development work for the region of Forestport through Raquette Lake and adjoining communities,” Hill said. “To date, LivingADK has helped to return over $13 million in reinvestment into this region.”


The raffle ticket purchase transaction will be handled the same as 2021. Duck sales on Adirondack Bank property start at 10 a.m., and the race dump is at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4. Duck tickets will be sold in numerical order, and a ticket receipt will be issued at time of purchase. Tickets may be purchased at LivingADK’s office at the rear of the Adirondack Bank building, at The Old Forge Farmers Market on Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m., or at the Town of Webb Visitor Information Office adjacent to the town beach.


Duck adoption is $5 per Duck or a Flock of Five for $20. Prizes must be claimed within 90 days after race date.


“Don’t miss out and support a great organization that is striving to make our great communities even better by improving access to healthcare and human services, expansion of high-speed broadband and telecommunications, community housing solutions and a resilient economy to leverage and protect the natural assets that define us,” Hill said.


Photo at top: Adirondack Bank in Old Forge, site of day-of duck sales for the upcoming 12th annual CAP-PY Duck Derby happening on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Photo by Jamie Organski.



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One Response

  1. Rick says:

    So, the first duck to make it to Montreal wins? 8~)

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