BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The ninth annual Berkeley Heights Rubber Ducky Festival will hit the water on Saturday, June 9.

The event will take place from noon until 4 p.m. at the Passaic River Park soccer fields at 151 Springfield Avenue.

More than four thousand rubber ducks will “swim” down the Passaic River.  Local bands will provide live music, and food will be provided by Famous Dave's Barbeque and Charlie The Ice Cream Man. 

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Participants will also get to enjoy carnival games, and even have the chance to try and dunk Mayor Joe Bruno in the Dunk Tank, chat with local businesses and community organizations that will have exhibits at the festival, and meet “Sparkee,” the Somerset Patriots baseball team mascot.

Admission is free.

Adopt ducks for only $5 each for a chance to win prizes donated by local businesses including a Sony 40-inch flat-screen TV.

Funds raised at the event benefit scholarships to Governor Livingston High School seniors and support providing student dictionaries to every Berkeley Heights third grade student and thesauruses for all sixth-graders, Medic-Alert for more than 100 area solo senior citizens, and helping more than 500 local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Sponsors include Summit Medical Group,, Investors Bank, and Taylor Rental.  Supporters include Door Boy, E-Medical Offices (EMO), Elefante Music, and Verizon.

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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