Join with us at 1p.m. Saturday May 7th at the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel parking lot to celebrate everything we love about the Perkiomen Creek in a fun competition pitting each person’s rubber ducky against your neighbors’ and friends’ ducks as they race (or rather slowly float) toward the finish line at the Perkiomen Creek Bridge.
It’s fun for the whole family, and once you have entered the race, you are eligible to compete for wonderful prizes. Top prizes will be awarded for the first 20 winning ducks, which are donated by local businesses. They range from gift certificates to our grand prize of $500 Visa Card compliments of Univest Bank for the fastest duck on the Perky.
Here is how it works: Buy one or more cute souvenir ducks from any of our many participating local businesses. For a complete list, visit www.collegevilledevelopment.org. Ducks are $5 each and the souvenir duck you buy is yours to keep. Each time an individual buys a duck, they will be given a number, which is the number of their corresponding race duck which will navigate the Perky. The race will begin up the river from the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel and will end at the Perkiomen Creek Bridge. The race will begin at 1:30 p.m.; winners will be announced at 2:00 p.m. You don’t need to be present to win.
Additionally, there is an ongoing contest on the CEDC Facebook page where individuals can win up $100 in cash and prizes if you can guess which local business one of the ducks is visiting.
You can purchase ducks at the following community businesses:
The event is a fundraiser for the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) to raise funds to be able to continue to organize family-friendly events for Collegeville. The non-profit also maintain a community calendar of everything that is happening in the community. Check it out at www.collegevilledevelopment.org. For more information about the Rubber Ducky Regatta, contact us at 610-409-0370 or [email protected].