BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 14th Annual Berkeley Heights Rubber Ducky Festival will take place on Saturday, June 3, from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. at the Passaic River Park soccer fields, 151 Springfield Avenue, in Berkeley Heights.

Admission is FREE. Enjoy seeing friends and neighbors and coming together as a community.

The feature event will again be the Rubber Ducky Race, when thousands of tiny ducks float down the Passaic River in their quest to be the first to the finish line for their respective owners. The race has an outstanding array of top prizes this year:

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  • Grand Prize: 2 “HAMILTON” Sunday Matinee Tickets on October 1st—$1,100 Value.
  • 2nd Prize: 4-Month Family Membership (new member only) at LifeTime Fitness-Berkeley Heights—$1,000 Value.
  • 3rd Prize: 12 Monthly Flower Arrangements by Hall’s Garden Center— $500 Value.
  • 4th Prize: A Kid’s Birthday Party at the Berkeley Heights Y—$300 Value.
  • 5th Prize: Dine Around the Towns Coupon Basket—$250 Value.
  • 6th Prize: Dine Around the Towns Coupon Basket—$150 Value.

Rubber Ducky “adoption” tickets are just $5 each, and will be available in Berkeley Heights on weekends throughout May at Hall’s Garden Center and other locations to be announced. A limited number of ducks will be available for adoption on Festival Day.

This year’s hot food will be for sale by the new Embassy Suites “Gastro Truck,” and bottled water will be sold by the Rotary Club.

Carnival-type games will be on site for all to play. Local businesses and community organizations will also have exhibits at the Festival. Try out your pitching arm at the “Dunk Tank” with local “celebrities” being dunked! Other exciting happenings during the event are teen bands and live DJ, Scout-O-Rama, Bouncy House, and other kids games. New this year, our two Boy Scout troops in town are working on water balloon catapults.

Funds raised by the Festival go first to Governor Livingston High School Senior Scholarships.

This event also supports other Rotary Club’s projects, including our Medic-Alert program for over 200 area solo senior citizens, helping over 400 local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, and supporting in-town organizations such as the Police Department, Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Public Library, all school libraries, and Memorial Park Committee, to name a few.

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

For more information call Hal Daume at (908) 447-6290 or Linda Sausville at (908) 447-8266.