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Raritan River Festival and rubber duck race come to town

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Thousands of rubber ducks float into the river during the festivals' rubber duck race. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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The 2017 Raritan Festival and Rubber Duck Race, now in its 38th year, was held at Boyd Park on Sunday, Sept. 24. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Edison Boy Scout Troop 66. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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The festival hosted different environmental groups and activities throughout the day. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Dominick DeMarco (left) and CJ Jenkins (right), both of Roxbury, prep for the cardboard canoe race. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Contestants make their way to the cardboard canoe race. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Cardboard canoe race underway. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz.
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Cardboard canoe race underway. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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From left to right: 2nd place Trenton Porter, 14 of Pocono Pines, PA and 1st place winner Cassie Carr, 17 of Edison. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Robotics demonstration by Watt NXT! Team 7350. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Giant egg being hoisted over the Raritan River before the rubber duck race begins. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Robotics demonstration by Watt NXT! Team 7350. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Boyd Park will be the site of several of festivals scheduled in New Brunswick this year. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Concert by the musical group Mr. Payday. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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Mascot for the Beez Foundation, which hosts the annual rubber duck race. Credits: Daniel J. Munoz
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - 2017 Raritan River Festival and Rubber Duck Race ths past Sunday, Sept. 24 at Boyd Park. The rubber duck race is hosted by the Beez Foundation, a group committed to funds to support research for pediatric brain cancer, awareness and support for individuals and their families affected by the disease. The group also honors the legacy of Jennifer Beisswanger, daughter of Susan and Joseph Giardina, who succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 22.

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