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Recent News

Arc of Yates Duck Race a Sucess

The Duck Race returned to the Keuka Outlet for the first time in ten years

  • 20 June 2016
  • Author: twindheim
  • Number of views: 10272
Arc of Yates Duck Race a Sucess

Popular Duck Race Returned to the Keuka Outlet during Penn Yan Cruisin’ Night


After a ten-year absence the return of the Duck Race was met by energetic crowds at Friday night’s  Crusin’ Night.  Teams of Arc of Yates volunteers strolled through the crowds at the annual classic car show selling tickets prior to the 6:30 launch from the Main Street bridge.

Families and supporters gathered on the Main Street bridge to watch the box of ducks be dumped into the outlet near Birkett Mills.  Volunteers helped to free some of the ducks trapped along the rocks and move them downstream to the catch point.

At the finish line Arc of Yates staff and their children waded in the knee-deep water collecting the 1,000 ducks.  Prizes were awarded to the first ducks across the finish line.

Prizes and the winners include:

Hampton Inn Penn Yan                      Overnight Stay & Breakfast                         1085       Carol Chrysler

Horning’s Greenhouse                        $100 Gift Card                                                  489         Scott Shoff

Raven’s Landing                                   $150 gift certificate for Reiki session       390         Lauren Snyder

Angel’s Family Restaurant                $15 Gift Card                                                    449          Steve Youngs                         

The Antique Inn Restaurant              $20 Gift Card (2)                                            153          Kim Champlin

                                                                                                                                              394          Todd Whitford

Cam’s Pizza                                             1 large 1-topping pizza                               976          Angel’s Family Rest.              

Express Lube, Inc.                                 1 oil change                                                    1262        Kelly Stryker

Finger Lakes Images                           The Finger Lakes Region Book                 161          Betty B.

Five Star Bank                                       $50 Gift Basket                                               1057        Jackie Schrader                      

Frames Galore & More                         Unframed bird picture                                760          Francine Brown

Indian Pines Farm Market                 $20 gift card                                                   950          The Wagner

Keuka Cut & Curl                                  $20 gift card                                                    1116        Ashley Clark

Knapp & Schlappi                                 $50 gift card                                                   759          Patty Ely 

La Cocina                                                $25 gift card                                                   6              Greg Booth

Loan Chiropractic                                Spinal Nerve Scan ($35 value)                  382          Joe Debarge

Polmanteer Auto Service                    1 oil change                                                    503          Angelina Marino

Seneca Farms                                       Hooded sweatshirt & gift card                   131          Michele Krause

Silver Bird Wood Fired                       $20 gift card (2)                                              973          Cam’s

                                                                                                                                              1090        Chrissy & Cecil

Skyline Trading Post                          $15 gift card                                                      1043        Michael Shepardson

Timmy G’s                                              $10 gift card                                                      199          Melanie Webster

Top of the Lake                                     $25 gift card                                                      363          Abbey Blauvelt

The Wagner                                            $20 gift card                                                     258          Robyn Ballard


Proceeds from the event will be used to support the programs and services at the Arc of Yates.

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