The sun was shining for Ducky Day 2015 and, wow, everyone was happy to see the beautiful fall weather. 597 rubber ducks swiftly raced down the river to be caught by our intrepid rubber duck catchers. The river was really fast this year and 6 ducks slipped through the netting. If you find a rubber duck with a number on the underside, please contact us.
We had a wonderful assortment of prizes ranging from local gift certificates to baskets of goodies and even a fire extinguisher! Thank you so much to everyone who donated prizes. Evan Perkins demonstrated blacksmithing in the blacksmth shop and Mike Lamp demonstrated the duplicating lathe and made a peavey handle on the wood lathe. Scott Ordway demonstrated the engine lathe. Thank you all for educating and entertaining our visitors young and old. Hiram Allen and Eric Esser made a mini wood tub/planter for our raffle and Courtney Mead, blacksmith, made the bands. Thank you to Hiram, Eric and all our volunteers!
Our musical entertainment this year was the A-OK Kids from Barnet and they were a real crowd pleaser. They are really kids but they can tear up the place with thier talent and heart. If you live near Barnet and have a chance to see them - do it! You won't be disappointed.
And a very special think you to Lois Allen for everything she does to organize and manage this fundraiser. Not only does Lois keep it all running smoothly but she always comes up with new ideas to keep Ducky Day fresh and fun.
Ducky Day 2015 raised $3,723.74 which is used for the maintenance and restoration of Ben's Mill.