Rain postponed the Annual Sparta Day event last May and, implausible as it may seem, the rain was too much for the ducks! Sparta day will be held at Station Park on September 23 and the World Famous Sparta Duck Race is on ! Once again excited crowds will line the banks of the Mighty Wallkill to cheer the progress of the duck they purchased last Spring. The ducks have rested all summer and are rarin' to go! All ducks purchased before the postponement are still eligible to claim winner's laurels and the cash prize that accompanies it. The really good news is late comers need not be left out ! The duck sale is still on ! Buy your duck from a Kiwanian or at Station Park in time for the traditional bugle call that will herald the float-off. Just like the copycat race at Churchill Downs, the "Kenducky Derby" at Sparta will pay-off for win, place, and show.
Ducks are ready !
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