Put Down the Duckie

February 1, 2015

Duckie Race 2

At the peak of the seasonal change, when there are those last few lucky summer-weather weekends in September, the Raritan River Festival comes to town. This fall, The New Brunswick Recreation and The Beez Foundation brought the community together to fundraise for the fight against pediatric brain cancer. The festival took place at Boyd Park in New Brunswick and had a variety of different vendors and activities, including the famous Rubber Duck Race on the Raritan River to close the event.

On Sunday, September 28th, Magic 98.3 and WCTC came together to Duckie Racesupport the New Brunswick community and The Beez Foundation. Promotions staff, Bob Giaquinto and Justin Harlow helped MC the Rubber Duck Race and bring attention to the growing progress of the Beez Foundation. The Beez Foundation continued their tradition of raising the giant egg, filled with rubber ducks over the river. After a few years, artist, Leon Rainbow came back and donated his time to paint the giant duck egg in a unique and colorful design. His talents with aerosol paints made the egg stand out several feet above the crowd. Once the egg released the 5,000 rubber ducks into the Delaware Raritan Canal, they were on their own to the finish line to see which lucky duck would win the grand prize. It was an overall great and sunny day filled with good times for a good cause.