Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

At 10 a.m. on Sept. 27, hundreds of people will gather on the Goose Creek at Thornbury Township Park (on Rt 926) to kick off the Goose Creek Duck Race, an event sponsored by the Greater West Chester Sunrise and Westtown-Goshen Rotary Clubs. Proceeds will be benefit the West Chester Food Cupboard and Camp Dreamcatcher, two organizations right in Chester County dedicated to addressing hunger, homelessness, and education.

For those who do not know what a duck race is, imagine a flock of rubber ducks floating down a stream, all numbered on the bottom, like a game one might see at a local fair. In this case, however, each duck is a person. Observers of the race, if they wish, may buy a number that corresponds to one of the runners, or “adopt a duck.” The reason for “adopting” a duck is to become part of the drawing for prizes. The first duck to pass the finish line is the first number to be drawn for a prize! There will be five heats of the race, all leading up to the grand prize, and each attendee may adopt as many ducks as they wish in order to increase they chances of winning. The grand prize is a trip to Disney World for four people, or $2,500 in cash.

For more information on how to sponsor the duck race, or to be a runner, please call (484) 410- 9669.  Interested readers can also visit and “like” the Goose Creek Duck Race Facebook Page at!/goosecreekduckrace.

Ashley Cantasano is a third-year student dual majoring in in marketing and management. She can be reached at

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