Duck Drop, put-put cars set for show on Sunday
SHAMOKIN - The Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce's annual Duck Drop fundraiser is set for Sunday.
The chamber hosts the event in conjunction with a visit by the North American Railcar Operators Association, which brings its "speeder" and "put-put" cars to the downtown.
The railcars are displayed from 11 a.m. to noon and the Duck Drop is at 12:30 p.m.
The plastic ducks are dropped into the Shamokin Creek in an area along Water Street behind the OIP Restaurant. The race ends at Claude Kehler Community Park, where representatives from the chamber and Shamokin Creek Restoration Alliance stop the ducks and determine the winners.
Prizes for the fastest ducks are $300, $200 and $100. Tickets, at $5 each, will be sold the day of the event.
The public is welcome to join the chamber and the railcar association to take part in the family fun activities.
The chamber thanks its prize sponsors, M&T Bank, Family Home Medical, The Housing Authority of Northumberland County, Olvany Insurance Agency and VNA Health System.