NORWICH – The Chenango County Dairy Day will once again hold a Duck Derby to raise funds for an agricultural scholarship that was established in 2012. The scholarship fund is for Chenango County students who are pursuing a degree in agriculture and have successfully completed a minimum amount of coursework.
This year Dairy Day is being held on Saturday, June 21st at the Chenango County fairgrounds. In previous years it was scheduled to be held in the Chenango River, however, due to high water in the river the last few years, the Duck Derby will be done in a man-made “pond” on the fairgrounds instead and is scheduled for 2 p.m. that day near Exhibition Hall.
Ducks for the derby are $5 each and can be purchased at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 99 North Broad Street in Norwich, or from Dairy Day committee members. There are only 200 ducks available, and they are going fast, so be sure to purchase them soon. The first duck to reach the finish line will earn the purchaser a cash prize of $100, with second and third place ducks earning $50 and $25, respectively.
Sponsorship for the Duck Derby has been provided by the LaMonica Agency LLC, Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company and the Chenango County Dairy Day Committee.
The Duck Derby is just one of several fun activities being planned for the 14th annual Chenango County Dairy Day being held on Saturday, June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chenango County Fairgrounds. A parade, educational exhibits, free dairy products, games and activities for the kids, animals, a skillet toss, kiddie pedal tractors and music will all add to the fun and excitement of this free, family activity! For more information contact Marge Davis at 315-837-4741, and be sure to like us on Facebook at facebook.com/dairyday for updates.