BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 11th Annual Berkeley Heights Rubber Ducky Festival is taking place on May 31 from Noon to 4 p.m. at the Passaic River Park soccer fields at 151 Springfield Avenue, in Berkeley Heights. 

The feature event will again be the Rubber Duck Race when thousands of Rubber Ducks float down the Passaic River in a quest to be the first to the finish line for their respective owners. 

Yogoccino Self Serve Frozen Yogurt Café will be in attendance with plenty of delicious food selections.   Carnival games will be on site for all to play.  Local businesses and community organizations such as Home For Good Dogs will also have exhibits at the festival. 

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Try out your pitching arm at the “Dunk Tank” with local celebrities being dunked!  Other exciting happenings during the event are live music by local kids’ bands, a Scout-O-Rama, moon walk, water balloons, and kids games.  Admission is free.  Enjoy seeing friends and neighbors and coming together as a community. 

Adopt ducks for only $5 each for a chance to win fantastic prizes donated by local businesses. First Prize this year is a Samsung 46” high definition television valued at $699, provided by the Rotary Club.  Scouts are selling tickets in front of local businesses; a limited number will be available at the Festival.

The first $4,000 raised will go to Governor Livingston High School Senior Scholarships.  Other Rotary Club projects include providing student dictionaries to every Berkeley Heights third grader and a thesaurus for every sixth grader, Medic-Alert for over 200 area solo senior citizens, and helping over 500 local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

This year the premier sponsor is Primrose School of Berkeley Heights.  Other supporters include Summit Medical Group, Investors Bank, Door Boy,, and Taylor Rental. For more information on sponsoring, call Julianne Simmons at (908) 464-0860.

The Rubber Ducky Festival is run by the Rotary Club of Berkeley Heights in cooperation with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Berkeley Heights Recreation Department.

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