Rotary’s 25th Annual Ducky Wucky Race offers dinner for two anywhere

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AREA — The popular Ducky Wucky River Race will celebrate its 25th anniversary on May 9 when one lucky person will win dinner for two anywhere in the world.

The grand prize will go to the holder of the ticket paired with the bib number on the first rubber ducky to cross the finish line on the Nashua River. Past winners have flown to exotic locations across the globe including Australia, South Africa, Bali and Japan.

The grand prize includes airfare, two nights hotel accommodations and dinner for two. In addition to the grand prize, there are dozens of runner up prices donated by local businesses.

The race is a fundraiser for the Ayer Rotary Club, which donates funds to charitable causes in the communities of Ayer, Harvard, Shirley and Devens. Tickets start at $5 and are now on sale from members of the Ayer Rotary Club and at Gervais Ford, the Bull Run Restaurant and the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The race, which starts at 4:30 p.m., caps a day of family fun that begins at 10 a.m., May 9 on Harvard’s Town Common, with the 63rd Annual Apple Blossom Festival. Featuring live entertainment, artisan and craft displays, and delicious food, the festival is free and open to the public. It will also be the last chance to buy tickets for the big race.

The Ayer Rotary Club is grateful to the corporate sponsors of the Ducky Wucky River Race, including Ayer Moving and Storage, the Bull Run Restaurant, Closets by Designs, David B. Alexander CPAs, Gervais Ford, IC Federal Credit Union, ISS, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Nikopoulos Insurance Agency, North Middlesex Savings Bank, Phoenix Park, Reese’s Travel Adventures, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, and Thomas E. Sears Insurance Agency.

For information, visit www.DuckyWucky.org.