CAP-PY Ducks launch Sept. 1 in annual derby

CAP-21’s annual CAP-PY Duck Derby is set for Sunday, September 1 and all are invited to join in the fun by adopting a single or flock of ducks for an opportunity to win a variety of prizes, including a possible prize of $100,000.

Ducks are $5 each or $20 for a flock of five and can be purchased online at, at the CAP-21 office at Hemmer Cottage, the Old Forge Visitor Information Center, and the Old Forge Farmers’ Market on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Ducks will also be for sale at the Old Forge busy corner over the weekend.

The ducks will be dropped over the Old Forge bridge into the Moose River at noon the day of the event.

Any of the first 15 finishers crossing the finish line will have an opportunity to win the big prize of $100,000 through a co-sponsorship with OddsOn Promotions of Las Vegas.

Aside from the possible big prize, there are 11 additional prizes.

The Old Forge Sons of American Legion Post #893 will host a pancake breakfast at the legion from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday and the Ladies Auxiliary will be selling hotdogs and hamburgers on the premises beginning at 11 a.m.

The CAP-PY Duck Derby is the only fundraiser for Central Adirondack Partnership for the 21st Century, Inc.

Proceeds will support its community revitalization programs including community grants, the Old Forge Farmer’s Market, waterfront revitalization, trails development, and flower baskets.

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