For the last eight years Sparta Day goers have been delighted and amused by the sight of 600 yellow rubber ducks racing down the Wallkill River. The event is held during Sparta Day – Saturday May 16th - races start at about 2:30 PM. The “lucky ducks” who win in each of three races will be awarded prizes; 1st place Duck race winner will be awarded a $500.00 American Express card, 2nd place, $200 gift card, and 3rd place a $100.00 gift card.

Tickets are only $5.00 for each Duck Race entry and can be purchased Sparta Day or in advance by contacting Jeff Mullen at or call Jeff at 973-729-1092. Winners do not need to be present. All the proceeds go to activities that Sparta Kiwanis organize to benefit the community and toward college scholarships.

Sparta Kiwanis meets every Thursday with a dinner meeting at Homers Restaurant in Sparta. Meetings start at 7:00 pm. New members, both men and women, are always welcome! For information please visit or contact Frank Cannistra - Membership Chair